Ecology of a Cracker Childhood: The World as Home

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Janisse Ray

Narrated By: Janisse Ray

Publisher: ListenUp Audiobooks

Date: September 2015

Duration: 7 hours 41 minutes


Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U.S. Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems two Souths. "Suffused with the same history-haunted sense of loss that imprints so much of the South and its literature."