The Red Parts: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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“If I could read the work of only one writer for the rest of my life, I think I would be happy to spend the rest of my days in the staggering beauty of Nelson's prose. In The Red Parts, what could have merely been a relatively interesting true crime narrative becomes, instead, a wholly original memoir of pain, history, family, and those bright moments of clarity in a world that, for Nelson, had become so dark. This book asks us to wonder, to be angry, and ultimately to become more human. This is an inescapable, utterly compelling read.”
— Claire Tobin, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI


An elegantly written, intensely personal examination of a violent crime--the brutal killing of the author's aunt in 1969, considered one of the infamous RMichigan MurdersS--and how its legacy and the reopening of the case 36 years later haunted the author and her family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416532033
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: March 13th, 2007
Pages: 224