Unafraid of the Dark: A Memoir Paperback

Unafraid of the Dark: A Memoir Paperback
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In her deeply affecting, vividly written memoir, Rosemary L. Bray describes with remarkable frankness growing up poor in Chicago in the 1960s, and her childhood shaped by welfare, the Roman Catholic Church, and the civil rights movement.

Bray writes poignantly of her lasting dread of the cold and the dark that characterized her years of poverty; of her mother's extraordinary strength and resourcefulness; and of the system that miraculously enabled her mother to scrape together enough to keep the children fed and clothed. Bray's parents, held together by their ambitions for their children and painfully divided by their poverty, punctuate young Rosemary's nights with their violent fights and define her days with their struggles.

This powerful, ultimately inspiring book is a moving testimony of the history Bray overcame, and the racial obstacles she continues to see in her children's way.

Product Details Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Anchor; 1St Edition edition (March 16, 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0385494750 ISBN-13: 978-0385494755 Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches Shipping Weight: 8 ounces