Ecology of A Cracker Childhood

Ecology of A Cracker Childhood

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Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U.S. Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems two Souths. "Suffused with the same history-haunted sense of loss that imprints so much of the South and its literature. What sets Ecology of a Cracker Childhood apart is the ambitious and arresting mission implied in its title. . . . Heartfelt and refreshing." - The New York Times Book Review.
Publisher: Minneaplis, MN : Milkweed Editions, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781571312471
9781571312341
157131234X
1571312471
Call Number: 975.8784 RAY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Ray, Janisse, 1962- -- Childhood and youth.
Baxley (Ga.) -- Biography.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Forest ecology -- Georgia.
Deforestation -- Georgia.
Longleaf pine.

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WrkrB33_ejc
May 04, 2016

Ray's prose is poetic and intelligent. I really enjoyed this.

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patcarstensen
Jan 01, 2016

She doesn't quite get to the important question of how do you get crackers to see environmentalism as their issue, not something for pointy-headed and alien urban types.

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