Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir

Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir

Kambri Crews


In this strong, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter seems again on her unconventional adolescence with deaf mom and dad in rural Texas whereas attempting to reconcile it to her current life—one within which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
 
As a baby, Kambri Crews needed that she’d been born deaf in order that she, too, may absolutely belong to the tight-knit Deaf neighborhood that embraced her mom and dad. Her appealing mom was once a saint who may quickly right anyone’s concept that deaf equaled dumb. Her good-looking father, nevertheless, was once prone to be came upon striking out with the sinners. powerful, gregarious, and hardworking, he controlled to show a wild plot of land right into a kin home entire with working water and electrical energy. To Kambri, he was once Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one.
 
But if Kambri’s dad was once Superman, then the listening to global was once his kryptonite. The isolation that observed his deafness unlocked a fierce temper—a rage teenage Kambri witnessed while he attacked her mom, and that culminated fourteen years later in his conviction for an additional violent crime. 
 
With a sensible mixture of brutal honesty and blunt humor, Kambri Crews explores her complex bond along with her father—which starts off with adoration, strikes to worry, and at last arrives at understanding—as she attempts to forge a brand new connection among them whereas he lives at the back of bars. Burn Down the Ground is a superb portrait of residing in worlds—one listening to, the opposite deaf; one below the laid-back Texas solar, the opposite in the full of life pulse of latest York urban; one mired in violence, the opposite rife with possibility—and heralds the coming of a charming new voice.

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