Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir, Natasha Trethewey
  • List: $20.99  |  Sale: $14.70
    Club: $10.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Natasha Trethewey

Narrator: Natasha Trethewey

Unabridged: 5 hr 9 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 07/28/2020

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Literary

Synopsis

A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy

At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.

With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother’s life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother’s history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a “child of miscegenation” in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985.

Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet’s attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.

Recommended

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me A Memoir, Sherman Alexie
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
by Sherman Alexie

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Sherman Alexie
Published: 06/13/2017

Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Furious Hours
by Casey Cep

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 05/07/2019

Prairie Fires The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Caroline Fraser
Prairie Fires
by Caroline Fraser

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Christina Moore
Published: 11/21/2017

A Thousand Naked Strangers A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back, Kevin Hazzard
A Thousand Naked Strangers
by Kevin Hazzard

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 01/05/2016

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

List: $18.87

Sale: $13.21

Club: $9.43

Narrator: Barbara Caruso
Published: 10/06/2005

When in French Love in a Second Language, Lauren Collins
When in French
by Lauren Collins

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published: 09/13/2016

Inheritance A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, Dani Shapiro
Inheritance
by Dani Shapiro

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Published: 01/15/2019

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961, Nicholas Reynolds
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy
by Nicholas Reynolds

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 03/14/2017

Borges and Me An Encounter, Jay Parini
Borges and Me
by Jay Parini

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 08/18/2020
{"id":"4180076","ean":"9780063005860","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir","subtitle":"A Daughter's Memoir","author":"Natasha Trethewey","rating_average":"4.63","narrator":"Natasha Trethewey","ubr_id":"4180076","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"12.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Natasha Trethewey","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 5 hours 9 minutes","abr_length":"Abridged: "}