16 Oct 2020

Book review - Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

From Nine To Noon, 10:38 am on 16 October 2020
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Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey, published by Bloomsbury.   

Born to a black mother and a white father in a still-segregated Mississippi, Natasha’s childhood is irrevocably changed when her parents’ divorce and her mother remarries a man, who a decade later, will shoot her mother dead outside their home in Memorial Drive.

From the Pulitzer Prize-wining Poet Laureate comes this intimate story of race, family, violence and heart-shattering insight.