Leaving Pipe Shop Memories Of Kin by Deborah E McdowellLeaving Pipe Shop Memories Of Kin by Deborah E Mcdowell

Leaving Pipe Shop Memories Of Kin

byDeborah E Mcdowell

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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In the illuminating language of memory, Deborah McDowell tells the story of her family, living a segregated life in Bessemer, Alabama, where her father worked at U.S. Foundry and Pipe, nicknamed Pipe Shop. Through the intimate details of their daily lives, she shows us how civil rights affected a working-class town, among three generations of women and men. McDowell movingly uncovers a world rarely portrayed, where she was raised to love the sounds and meanings of words and to value a place and culture that has passed. "What an eye McDowell has for important stories hidden in the everyday details, and what a good storyteller she is."—Tonya Bolden, Washington Post Book World "[McDowell] weaves the plainest drab cotton threads into a magic carpet."—Adele Logan Alexander, Women's Review of Books "Engrossing. . . . The author has a seductive way with words that makes Leaving Pipe Shop as good as a piece of sweet potato pie served after a plate of greens and fried chicken."—Boston Globe
Deborah E. McDowell (Ph.D. Purdue), Co-Editor, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism. Alice Griffin Professor of English, University of Virginia. Founding editor of the Beacon Black Women Writers series; co-editor with Arnold Rampersad of Slavery of the Literary Imagination; author of "The Changing Same”: Studies in Fiction by Black Women; Le...
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Title:Leaving Pipe Shop Memories Of KinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.56 × 5.49 × 0.96 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393318435

ISBN - 13:9780393318432

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In the illuminating language of memory, McDowell tells the story of her family, living a segregated life in Bessemer, Alabama, where her father worked at U.S. Foundry and Pipe, nicknamed "Pipe Shop".