Matt Falvey's Reviews > Growing Up Dead in Texas
Growing Up Dead in Texas
Matt Falvey's review
Feb 10, 2012
If Quentin Tarantino and Cormac McCarthy crossed paths in a rundown whiskey bar just north of the Rio Grande, this is the book that backroad's connection would have produced. It's a novel, wrapped in mystery, dipped in autobigraphy with a dash of investigative journalism about Stephen Graham Jones' return to his hometown and the unintended ripples of a fire from his childhood that ripped the community apart and splintered the ties between ages-old families. It's a story of the fire, but it isnt. It's small town Texas ideals, dusty boots, and cotton bales. Its tragedy and re-opened wounds. It's truth being brought to light and ancient skeletons finally given their proper burial. Above all "Growing Up Dead in Texas" is a remarkable novelized memoir that stays with you like a rattlesnake bite.
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January 22, 2012 – Finished Reading
February 10, 2012 – Shelved