Blood - Allison Moorer (Hardcover)

A Memoir

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Barcode
9780306922688
Department
Books
Released
29 Oct 2019
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Allison Moorer
Subtitle
A Memoir
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Da Capo Pr
Language
English
Number of Pages
320

Annotation

An award-winning musician shares the story of how her parents’ murder-suicide forever changed both her and her sister’s lives and explores the meaning of inheritance, destiny, shame and trauma and how it shaped her art. 40,000 first printing.

Summary

The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter's haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art

Mobile, Alabama, 1986. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable sound of gunfire. On the front lawn, her father has shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison Moorer would grow up to be an award-winning musician, with her songs likened to "a Southern accent: eight miles an hour, deliberate, and very dangerous to underestimate" (Rolling Stone). But that moment, which forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, has never been far from her thoughts. Now, in her journey to understand the unthinkable, to parse the unknowable, Allison uses her lyrical storytelling powers to lay bare the memories and impressions that make a family, and that tear a family apart.

Blood delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame and trauma -- and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all. With a foreword by Allison's sister, Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, Blood reads like an intimate journal: vivid, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming.

Non-Fiction