"Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina--a place "easy to pass by on the way somewhere else"--has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be "the rare bird, the oddity." By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South--and in America today."--Jacket.
Photographs used as end papers.
Formatted Contents Note
Me : an introduction Flock. The home place Mamatha takes flight A good name A field guide to the four First-Sunday God Fledgling. Little brown Icarus Whose eye is on the sparrow Cows Life's spring Flight. The bluebird of enlightenment Hoops Birding while black Jawbone New religion Thinking Digging Family reunion Patchwork legacy.
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Online version: Lanham, J. Drew (Joseph Drew). Home place. First edition. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2016.