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The Resource Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder, Leah Carroll

Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder, Leah Carroll

Label
Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder
Title
Down city
Title remainder
a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder
Statement of responsibility
Leah Carroll
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore. Leah Carroll's mother, a gifted amateur photographer, was murdered by two drug dealers with Mafia connections when Leah was four years old. Her father, a charming alcoholic who hurtled between depression and mania, was dead by the time she was eighteen. Why did her mother have to die? Why did the man who killed her receive such a light sentence? What darkness did Leah inherit from her parents? Leah was left to put together her own future and, now in her memoir, she explores the mystery of her parents' lives, through interviews, photos, and police records. DOWN CITY is a raw, wrenching memoir of a broken family and an indelible portrait of Rhode Island- a tiny state where the ghosts of mafia kingpins live alongside the feisty, stubborn people working hard just to get by. Heartbreaking, and mesmerizing, it's the story of a resilient young woman's determination to discover the truth about a mother she never knew and the deeply troubled father who raised her-a man who was, Leah writes, "both my greatest champion and biggest obstacle.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Leah
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.R4
LC item number
C37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carroll, Leah
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Murder
  • Drug abuse and crime
Label
Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder, Leah Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1723295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781455563319
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016029300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1723295
  • (Sirsi) 1723295
  • (OCoLC)966410330
Label
Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder, Leah Carroll
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1723295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781455563319
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016029300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1723295
  • (Sirsi) 1723295
  • (OCoLC)966410330

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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