Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

Natasha Trethewey

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 1st Jun '21

£9.99

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‘A meditation on race, and class, and grief … Uplifting, but just wrenching’ BARACK OBAMA ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 CARNEGIE MEDAL IN NON-FICTION ‘This will be read for many, many years to come as a classic not just of the memoir genre but of contemporary writing’ Simon Schama ‘Astonishing’ Thandiwe Newton ‘As gripping as any thriller’ Mail on Sunday ‘A masterpiece’ Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Powerful’ The Times At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Heartbreakingly clear-eyed and tender, Memorial Drive is a daughter’s act of love – and an unflinching excavation of the wounds that never heal. For as Trethewey tells her story, and reclaims her mother’s, she lays bare the indelible scars of slavery and racism on the soul of a troubled nation. ‘Sheer artistry … Trethewey’s masterpiece suggests that the greatest act of defiance a black person can do is to remember’ Financial Times

Additional information

Weight 0.178 kg
Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 240