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The House on Childress Street

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"Kenji Jasper only knew his maternal grandfather, Jesse Langley, Sr., as a quiet man who smoked too many cigarettes, drank too much liquor, and quoted the Bible as if it were the only book he'd ever laid eyes on." "Jesse's children rarely hugged him, and his nearly sixty years of marriage to Sally seemed cold and complicated. But when the man who declared himself the "Lone Ranger" passed away in late 2002, Kenji began a long and life-changing journey to learn more about the grandfather he barely knew. From the streets of his native Washington, D.C., to rural Virginia, North Carolina, and his home in Brooklyn, Jasper's journey to find the truth leads him through three generations of stories, through tales of love and loss, loyalty and betrayal, addiction and redemption."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

GenreNonFiction
Sociological
Memoir
TopicsFamily relationships
African Americans
African American men
African American families
Grandfathers
Grandparents
Marriage
Married men
Married women
Parents
Divorce
Husbands and wives
Manhood
Social movements
Black power movement
Civil rights
Feminism
Drugs