Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Jesse James Langley, Sr., was married to his wife, Sally, for more than fifty years and fathered four children. To his grandson, Kenji Jasper, he was an enigmatic figure, a man who declared himself "The Lone Ranger" and kept to himself during family gatherings. Still, he became a mainstay in his grandson's life, and when he passed away, Jasper's grief was profound. Determined to learn more about the man he loved but barely knew, Jasper sought out various family members and spoke to them about his grandfather's influence. His journey took him along the dirt roads of the South, to the ghettos of Washington, D.C., and into the nightlife of New York City. Jasper also ventured into previously unexplored emotional territory where he gained a deeper understanding of his parents' tumultuous marriage and the relationships other family members had to each other and to the Lone Ranger. Jasper has written an intensely personal memoir and a fascinating chronicle of African American history. Through the oral histories of his family, Jasper brings to life the Great Migrations from the South, the urban areas of the North, and his generation's disconnection from the values of older generations. Filled with moving revelations and infused with warmth and humor, The House on Childress Street is a remarkable contribution to the canon of African American memoir. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In this vivid and piercing memoir of his grandfather, noted novelist Kenji Jasper captures the story of his family and sheds a keen light on the urban and rural experiences of Black America.
Author Kenji Jasper only knew his maternal grandfather, Jesse Langley Sr., as a quiet man who smoked too many cigarettes, drank too much liquor and quoted the Bible like it was the only book he?d ever laid eyes on.
Jesse?s children rarely hugged him, and his nearly sixty years of marriage to Sally seemed cold and complicated. But when the man who declared himself ?The Lone Ranger? passed away in late 2002, Kenji began a long and life-changing journey to learn more about the grandfather he barely knew. From the streets of his native Washington, D.C., to rural Virginia, North Carolina, and his home in Brooklyn, Jasper?s journey to find the truth leads him through three generations of stories, through tales of love and loss, loyalty and betrayal, addiction and redemption.
The House on Childress Street examines life, love, and survival through the eyes of one little family on one little block that somehow manages to speak for us all.
Über den Autor: KENJI JASPER is the author of the novels Dark, Dakota Grand, and Seeking Salamanca Mitchell, and has served as a commentator for NPR. His writings have appeared in Essence, The Source, XXL, Vibe, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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