Ava's Man by Rick Bragg

By Rick Bragg

With a similar emotional generosity and without problems compelling storytelling that made All Over however the Shoutin’ a nationwide bestseller, Rick Bragg maintains his own background of the Deep South. This time he’s writing approximately his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a guy who died ahead of Bragg used to be born yet left an indelible imprint at the those who enjoyed him. Drawing on their stories, Bragg reconstructs the lifetime of an unlettered roof craftsman who stored nutrition on his family’s desk during the worst of the good melancholy; a moonshiner who drank precisely one pint for each gallon he offered; an unregenerate brawler, who may perhaps sit down for hours with a toddler within the criminal of his arm.

In telling Charlie’s tale, Bragg evokes the backwoods hamlets of Georgia and Alabama within the years whilst the roads have been nonetheless airborne dirt and dust and genuine males by no means stubborn in entrance of girls. A masterly relatives chronicle and a human portrait so vibrant you could odor the cornbread and whiskey, Ava’s Man is unforgettable.

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