The Resource American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse

American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse

Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Title
American fire
Title remainder
love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Statement of responsibility
Monica Hesse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate--there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning. The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America....Though it's hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it's been drained of its industry--agriculture--as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America--a land half gutted before the fires even began." -- provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hesse, Monica
Dewey number
364.16/42/09/75516
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6638.5.U6
LC item number
H47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arson
  • Rural crimes
  • Accomack County (Va.)
  • Accomack County (Va.)
  • Accomack County (Va.)
Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Charge that line!" -- "The South starts here" -- "Orange in the sky" -- Charlie -- Monomanie incendiaire -- Tonya -- "Like a ghost" -- "Tell us what you know about that" -- Charlie and Tonya -- Schrödinger's evidence -- The eastern shore arsonist hunters -- "I've seen enough ass to know" -- "Like hell was coming up through the ground" -- Tonya and Charlie -- "They're not hunters at all" -- "I didn't light them all" -- "Someday they'll go down together" -- "Everybody has a reason for why they do things in life" -- "I can't tell you something I don't know" -- "Midnight without makeup" -- The broken things -- "Time to wake up" -- Burned -- "We'd done it before" -- "They came out of everywhere" -- "Moral turpitude" -- What happened next -- "It's over"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631490514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959880174
  • 759228
  • (OCoLC)ocn959880174
  • 759228
Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Charge that line!" -- "The South starts here" -- "Orange in the sky" -- Charlie -- Monomanie incendiaire -- Tonya -- "Like a ghost" -- "Tell us what you know about that" -- Charlie and Tonya -- Schrödinger's evidence -- The eastern shore arsonist hunters -- "I've seen enough ass to know" -- "Like hell was coming up through the ground" -- Tonya and Charlie -- "They're not hunters at all" -- "I didn't light them all" -- "Someday they'll go down together" -- "Everybody has a reason for why they do things in life" -- "I can't tell you something I don't know" -- "Midnight without makeup" -- The broken things -- "Time to wake up" -- Burned -- "We'd done it before" -- "They came out of everywhere" -- "Moral turpitude" -- What happened next -- "It's over"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631490514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959880174
  • 759228
  • (OCoLC)ocn959880174
  • 759228

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