Alligator Candy: A Memoir by David Kushner PDF

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By David Kushner

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a customary contributor to Rolling Stone, the hot Yorker, self-importance reasonable, and different leading magazines, Alligator sweet is a mentioned memoir approximately relatives, survival, and the unwavering energy of love.

David Kushner grew up within the early Nineteen Seventies within the Florida suburbs. It was once whilst young children nonetheless ran loose, driving motorcycles and disappearing into the close by woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, even if, every little thing replaced. David’s older brother Jon biked throughout the wooded area to the benefit shop for sweet, and not returned.

Every lifestyles has a defining second, a unmarried act that charts the path we take and determines who we turn into. For Kushner, it was once Jon’s disappearance—a tragedy that stunned his relatives and the neighborhood at huge. a long time later, now a grown guy with little ones of his personal, Kushner chanced on himself unhappy along with his personal thoughts and determined to revisit the episode a distinct means: in the course of the eyes of a reporter. His research introduced him again to the locations and other people he as soon as knew and slowly made him notice simply how a lot his previous had affected his current. After sifting via hundreds of thousands of records and studies, engaging in dozens of interviews, and poring over a variety of firsthand bills, he has produced a robust and encouraging tale of loss, perseverance, and reminiscence. Alligator sweet is searing and unforgettable.

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