American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land (Compact Disc)

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land By Monica Hesse, Tanya Eby (Narrated by) Cover Image
By Monica Hesse, Tanya Eby (Narrated by)
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Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: he had an accomplice, his girlfriend Tonya Bundick. Through her depiction of the dangerous shift that happened in their passionate relationship, Hesse brilliantly brings to life the once-thriving coastal community and its distressed inhabitants, who had already been decimated by a punishing economy before they were terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights that this quiet county spent lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America - a land half gutted before the fires even began.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781520075846
ISBN-10: 1520075847
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Language: English