American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land / Monica Hesse.
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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||-|
- ISBN: 9781520075846
- Physical Description: 6 audio discs (7 hours, 28 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Audio, 
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Read by Tanya Eby.
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.
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