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American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land / Monica Hesse.

Hesse, Monica, ( author ). Eby, Tanya, (narrator. ).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scott County PL - Scottsburg AU 364.16 HES (Text) 35830801865642 Audiobook Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781520075846
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (7 hours, 28 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Audio, [2017]

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General Note:
Compact Discs.
Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Tanya Eby.
Summary, etc.:
Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: he had an accomplice, his girlfriend Tonya Bundick. Through her depiction of the dangerous shift that happened in their passionate relationship, Hesse brilliantly brings to life the once-thriving coastal community and its distressed inhabitants, who had aready been decimated by a punishing economy before they were terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights that htis quite county spent lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America - a land half gutted before the fires even began.- Summary taken from container.
Subject: Arson > Virginia > Accomack County.
Rural crimes > United States.
Accomack County (Va.) > Economic conditions.
Accomack County (Va.) > Social conditions.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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