Crave

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Pub Date: 11/10/2015

Pages: 384

Publisher: Etruscan Press

Imprint: Etruscan Press

ISBN 13: 9780989753296

ISBN 10: 0989753298

Price: $19.00 / $23.99 CAN

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Crave

By Laurie Jean Cannady

Price: $19.00

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Crave is a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles a young girl's journey through abuse and impoverishment. The effusive narration descends into the depths of personal and sexual degradation, perpetual hunger for food, safety and survival. While moving through gritty exposés of poverty, abuse, and starvation, Crave renders a continuing search for sustenance that simply will not die.

Laurie Jean Cannady is most recognizable through her voice. Lyrical and august, yet strangely intimate, her lucid memory for the texture of daily existence weaves the reader into the fabric of the story. We discover that the most slender threads bind the strongest.

It is no surprise this memoir is a narrative about a victim who becomes a survivor. Cannady is assertive, motivational, and unafraid to reach her target audience: women, African Americans, high-school students, college students, survivors of physical and sexual abuse, veterans, people raised by single parents, and folks who are living in or have lived through impoverishment.

Laurie Jean Cannady, an associate professor of English at Lock Haven University, spends much of her time encouraging students to realize their true potential. She is a consummate champion of women's issues, veterans' issues, and issues affecting underprivileged youth. Cannady resides in central Pennsylvania with Chico Cannady and their three children.

About the Book

This memoir chronicles a young girl's journey through abuse, impoverishment, and a continuing search for sustenance that will not die.