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Parallel time : growing up in black and white, Brent Staples

Label
Parallel time : growing up in black and white
Title
Parallel time
Title remainder
growing up in black and white
Statement of responsibility
Brent Staples
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Parallel Time is an evocative memoir that poses universal questions: Where does the family end and the self begin? What do we owe our families, and what do we owe our dreams for ourselves? What part of the past is a gift and what part a shackle? For Brent Staples, there is the added dimension of race: moving from a black world into one largely defined by whites. As the oldest son among nine children, Brent grew up in a small industrial town near Philadelphia. First a scholarship to a local college and then one for graduate study at the University of Chicago pulled him out of the close family circle. While he was away, the industries that supported the town failed, and drug dealing rushed in to fill the economic void. News of arrests and premature deaths among Brent's childhood friends underscored the precariousness of his perch in a world of mostly white achievers. A younger brother became a cocaine dealer and was murdered by one of his "clients." His death propelled Brent into a reconsideration of his childhood and coming-of-age that offers vivid portraits of family and place, of values that supported and pressure that tore apart, of the appeal and pain of entering a predominantly white world, and of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the black world he grew away from
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staples, Brent A.
Dewey number
  • 070.4/1/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.S67
LC item number
S73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Staples, Brent A
  • Journalists
  • Newspaper editors
  • African Americans
Label
Parallel time : growing up in black and white, Brent Staples
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coroner's photographs -- Living in motion -- The hill -- The perfect father -- Another country -- The silver surfer -- Andy's musical bar -- The knock out -- Come the revolution -- The discovery of light -- Mr. Bellow's planet -- A letter from Blake
Control code
28411537
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780679421542
Lccn
93024258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1579396
Label
Parallel time : growing up in black and white, Brent Staples
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coroner's photographs -- Living in motion -- The hill -- The perfect father -- Another country -- The silver surfer -- Andy's musical bar -- The knock out -- Come the revolution -- The discovery of light -- Mr. Bellow's planet -- A letter from Blake
Control code
28411537
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780679421542
Lccn
93024258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1579396

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