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Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant
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3.5 stars
Personal memoir of author Richard Grant and his adventure of relocating to the Delta of Mississippi with his girlfriend.
Fascinating and unsettling narrative about the entrenched "plantation culture" and racism that still exists in Mississippi, but also about forging cross-cultural friendships and relationships. And hunting. Lots of hunting.
Having lived in the South for 17 years, some of it was familiar territory, but some of it is still shocking in the 21st century.
This is one of those audiobooks that I wonder if I would have enjoyed it more if I'd actually read it. The British narrator was hard to understand, especially when he was reciting proper names. It would have been so much easier to READ parts of this instead of listen. But still recommended.
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Reading Progress

March 3, 2019 – Shelved
March 3, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 29, 2019 – Started Reading
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: audio-book
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: libby
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: library-book
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: memoir
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: southern-lit
November 21, 2019 –
70.0%
November 26, 2019 – Finished Reading

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