Download e-book for kindle: Alligator Candy: A Memoir by David Kushner

By David Kushner

ISBN-10: 1451682530

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ISBN-13: 9781518930409

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a customary contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, Alligator sweet is “a uncooked tale approximately braveness, survival, and almost definitely approximately love” (Tampa Bay Times).

David Kushner grew up within the suburbs of Florida within the early Seventies, working wild along with his acquaintances, exploring, using motorcycles, and disappearing into the close by woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, even though, every thing replaced whilst David’s older brother Jon took a brief motorbike journey to the neighborhood comfort shop. He by no means again. Alligator Candy is the tale of Jon’s homicide by the hands of 2 sadistic drifters, and every thing that occurred after.

Jon’s demise was once one of many first in what became out to be a rash of kid abductions and murders that ruled headlines for a lot of the Seventies and 80s. It used to be round this the time that milk cartons started to function the photographs of lacking childrens, and newscasters begun asking, “It’s 10:00, are you aware the place you childrens are?” Alligator sweet chronicles Jon’s tale, but additionally tells how parenting in the US has replaced, casting gentle at the transition among generations of children—one raised on freedom, the opposite on worry. “Parents this present day can comprehend the affection, wish, and worry Kushner so eloquently describes during this account of 1 family’s transcendent braveness within the face of crushing soreness” (Bookpage, “Top Ten booklet of the Month”).

Alligator Candy is a traumatic, insightful, and encouraging meditation on grief, development, and what formative years has develop into: “not just a memorial to a brother tragically disadvantaged of his correct to dwell; but additionally a meditation at the braveness essential to reside freely in an international riven via soreness, affliction, and evil” (Kirkus Reviews).

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