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Gully Dirt : On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South
by Robert Coram


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No part of America scars its children as does the south.

In this incandescent memoir, Robert Coram tells how a rough-edged boy escaped from a nowhere little town in rural southwest Georgia and became an accomplished writer.

With a flawless ear and an unblinking eye, Coram escorts us across a unique landscape, capturing the nuances of life in a small southern town during the 1950s, not by writing of the romantic south, but rather of a south that can be narrow and harsh and brutal.  Read more...


 
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Overview

No part of America scars its children as does the south.

In this incandescent memoir, Robert Coram tells how a rough-edged boy escaped from a nowhere little town in rural southwest Georgia and became an accomplished writer.

With a flawless ear and an unblinking eye, Coram escorts us across a unique landscape, capturing the nuances of life in a small southern town during the 1950s, not by writing of the romantic south, but rather of a south that can be narrow and harsh and brutal. He takes on the big issues: race, religion, love, death, and family values. His coming-of-age story is troubling, sometimes embarrassing to read, but always hilarious.

As a native son, Coram captures in pitch-perfect tone the voice of a teenage boy, a new voice from the old south--a voice as fresh and as blinding as a southern sunrise.

Coram holds nothing back. No part of his early life is too embarrassing or too personal, including losing his virginity in a church and public beatings by his father. Though centered on Coram's long-suffering mother, his brutal father, and his dog that lived in hope, the main feature of his story may be the humor. Rarely does a writer draw so much humor from such a harsh childhood. His story will linger in your heart.

Coram is the author of seven novels and seven works of non-fiction, including four acclaimed biographies. He lives in Atlanta.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780998382005
  • ISBN-10: 0998382000
  • Publisher: Five Bridges Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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