This Is How It Ends: a memoir

This Is How It Ends: a memoir

by Brenda Gaines Hunter


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ISBN-13: 9781484112946
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2013
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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jpcatton More than 1 year ago
Although I’m not very knowledgeable about the literary memoir genre, I have a great respect for authors who can do it well. I only have a very hazy recollection of my own childhood, with everything jumbled together into a few memories and images before the age of ten; so anyone who can provide a detailed, almost day-to-day account of their formative years is someone who I admire. “This is how it Ends” is a memoir of the years from the mid-Sixties to the mid-Seventies, growing up with a dysfunctional family in Chicago. It’s a complex book that seamlessly weaves historical events into the story of child growing up in a dysfunctional family. There are references to national and global events such as the First Summer of Love, the Chicago West Side riots, Altamont and the murder of Meredith Hunter, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the experiences encountered by many children growing up in that era. The author puts you right in the house where she grew up, with all the sounds and smells and tastes her well-written prose conjures up. It’s this, along with the humor and empathy of her observations, that makes the book a fascinating read.