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The Resource Gully dirt : on exposing the Klan, raising a hog, and escaping the south : a memoir, Robert Coram

Gully dirt : on exposing the Klan, raising a hog, and escaping the south : a memoir, Robert Coram

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Gully dirt : on exposing the Klan, raising a hog, and escaping the south : a memoir
Title
Gully dirt
Title remainder
on exposing the Klan, raising a hog, and escaping the south : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coram
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No part of America scars its children as does the south. In this incandescent memoir, Robert Coram tells how a rough-edged boy escaped from a nowhere little town in rural southwest Georgia and became an accomplished writer. With a flawless ear and an unblinking eye, Coram escorts us across a unique landscape, capturing the nuances of life in a small southern town during the 1950s, not by writing of the romantic south, but rather of a south that can be narrow and harsh and brutal. He takes on the big issues: race, religion, love, death, and family values. His coming-of-age story is troubling, sometimes embarrassing to read, but always hilarious. As a native son, Coram captures in pitch-perfect tone the voice of a teenage boy, a new voice from the old south--a voice as fresh and as blinding as a southern sunrise. Coram holds nothing back. No part of his early life is too embarrassing or too personal, including losing his virginity in a church and public beatings by his father. Though centered on Coram's long-suffering mother, his brutal father, and his dog that lived in hope, the main feature of his story may be the humor. Rarely does a writer draw so much humor from such a harsh childhood. His story will linger in your heart."--Publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OQX
Dewey number
975.8/043/092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Gully dirt : on exposing the Klan, raising a hog, and escaping the south : a memoir, Robert Coram
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5858644
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780998382005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn971049845
  • (OCoLC)971049845
Label
Gully dirt : on exposing the Klan, raising a hog, and escaping the south : a memoir, Robert Coram
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5858644
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780998382005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn971049845
  • (OCoLC)971049845

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