Low Country A southern memoir

J. Nicole Jones

Book - 2021

"J. Nicole Jones is the only daughter of a prominent South Carolina family, a family that grew rich building the hotels and seafood restaurants that draw tourists to Myrtle Beach. But at home, she is surrounded by violence and capriciousness: a grandfather who beats his wife, a barman father who dreams of being a country music star. At one time, Jones's parents can barely afford groceries; at another, her volatile grandfather presents her with a fur coat. After a girlhood of extreme we...alth and deep debt, of ghosts and folklore, of cruel men and unwanted spectacle, Jones finds herself face-to-face with an explosive possibility concerning her long-abused grandmother that she can neither speak nor shake. And through the lens of her own family's catastrophes and triumphs, Jones pays homage to the landscapes and legends of her childhood home, a region haunted by its history: Eliza Pinckney cultivates indigo, Blackbeard ransacks the coast, and the Gray Man paces the beach, warning of Hurricane Hazel." --

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Subjects
Genres
Autobiographies
Published
New York : Catapult [2021]
Language
English
Item Description
"This book is a memoir. It reflects the author's recollections of experiences over time. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals." --Title page verso.
Physical Description
232 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781948226868
Main Author
J. Nicole Jones (author)
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