Blues for Cannibals: The Notes from Underground (Paperback)

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By Charles Bowden, Amy Goodman (Foreword by), Denis Moynihan (Foreword by)
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Cultivated from the fierce ideas seeded in Blood Orchid, Blues for Cannibals is an elegiac reflection on death, pain, and a wavering confidence in humanity's own abilities for self-preservation. After years of reporting on border violence, sex crimes, and the devastation of the land, Bowden struggles to make sense of the many ways in which we destroy ourselves and whether there is any way to survive. Here he confronts a murderer facing execution, sex offenders of the most heinous crimes, a suicidal artist, a prisoner obsessed with painting portraits of presidents, and other people and places that constitute our worst impulses and our worst truths. Painful, heartbreaking, and forewarning, Bowden at once tears us apart and yearns for us to find ourselves back together again.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781477316870
ISBN-10: 1477316876
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: September 19th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English