Eye To The Sky: Storytelling On The Edge Of Magic by Norfolk, BobbyEye To The Sky: Storytelling On The Edge Of Magic by Norfolk, Bobby

Eye To The Sky: Storytelling On The Edge Of Magic

byNorfolk, Bobby

Paperback | February 1, 2016

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Nobody knows how to tell a story like Bobby Norfolk, and here he tells his own life story. Norfolk grew up in hardscrabble neighborhoods of Saint Louis, Missouri, during the 1950s and 60s, sometimes walking to elementary school from an apartment his parents could not afford to heat. Lifting himself up by force of will and God-given talent, Norfolk defeated a childhood stutter to become a high school dramatist and later an exceptional college student. The path was never easy—and often frightening. With men of color being killed all-too-frequently in America, Norfolk sought a personal identity based upon talent and hard work, but also upon where safety and justice might be found. He tells these stories—some heartwarming or humorous, some frightful and treacherous—honestly, with a graceful mindfulness that all would do well to emulate.

The winner of three regional Emmys for his 1990s TV program, Gator Tales, that cemented his reputation in the St. Louis market, Bobby Norfolk has become one of the leading presences on the storytelling festival circuit in the USA, and has performed in the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Ghana. A recipient of the Natio...
Title:Eye To The Sky: Storytelling On The Edge Of MagicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:February 1, 2016Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1624910475

ISBN - 13:9781624910470


Editorial Reviews

“The urgency of the 60s, anecdote upon anecdote of aunties, parents and community--all swirling around the story of the author as a growing boy, young man, then adult whose imagination, courage and mindfulness carved a winding path toward success in the world and peace in the heart. This book is about love.”