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Burlington Public Library BIO JONES 2021 39851001594721 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781948226868
  • ISBN: 1948226863
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"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.
Formatted Contents Note:
While I breathe, I hope -- Treasure maps -- Horse thieves & millionaires -- Golden gloves -- Waccamaw Academy -- The ferry or the road? -- Aces over eights -- Four of a kind -- Whiskey Jones -- Hurricane games -- The suckers list -- The gray man -- Nana's house.
Summary, etc.:
"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 wealth 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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jones, J. Nicole
Life change events > United States.
Social role > United States.
Authors, American > 21st century > Biography.
Women authors, American > Biography.
South Carolina > Biography.
Southern States > Social life and customs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
HISTORY.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Authors, American.
Life change events.
Manners and customs.
Social role.
Women authors, American.
South Carolina.
Southern States.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.

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