Alligator Candy

Alligator Candy

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451682533
1451682530
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 22 cm.

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funky_d
Oct 09, 2016

Well written and heart breaking. This poignant memoir is written like a thriller. The author takes us on his decades'-long quest to learn what happened to his brother and figure out how all the elements collided on that fateful day.

Kushner takes us on his what-if rabbit hole and makes us wonder with him.

Well done and kudos to the author for opening up personal wounds. Perhaps his experiences in dealing with his loss might provide compassion and healing for others who've experienced loss.

AL_KATI Sep 24, 2016

What happens to the family of an abducted and murdered child? How do they cope with grief? I haven't come across another memoir like this, told from the perspective of the youngest brother. Highly recommend. Also, the murder is described in detail, so it may be difficult for some readers.

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ctkvlk
Sep 10, 2016

Interesting book. The author looks back on the abduction and murder of his older brother when he was four and then revisits it as an adult writer. Poignant and penetrating at the same time.

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