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By Kambri Crews

In this robust, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter appears to be like again on her unconventional formative years with deaf mom and dad in rural Texas whereas attempting to reconcile it to her current life—one within which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
As a toddler, Kambri Crews wanted that she’d been born deaf in order that she, too, may possibly totally belong to the tight-knit Deaf group that embraced her mom and dad. Her attractive mom used to be a saint who may speedily right anyone’s thought that deaf equaled dumb. Her good-looking father, nevertheless, used to be likely to be came upon striking out with the sinners. powerful, gregarious, and hardworking, he controlled to show a wild plot of land right into a relatives dwelling house entire with working water and electrical energy. To Kambri, he used to be Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one.
But if Kambri’s dad used to be Superman, then the listening to international used to be his kryptonite. The isolation that observed his deafness unlocked a fierce temper—a rage teenage Kambri witnessed whilst he attacked her mom, and that culminated fourteen years later in his conviction for one more violent crime. 
With a wise mixture of brutal honesty and blunt humor, Kambri Crews explores her complex bond together with her father—which starts off with adoration, strikes to worry, and at last arrives at understanding—as she attempts to forge a brand new connection among them whereas he lives in the back of bars. Burn Down the Ground is a superb portrait of dwelling in worlds—one listening to, the opposite deaf; one lower than the laid-back Texas sunlight, the opposite in the vigorous pulse of latest York urban; one mired in violence, the opposite rife with possibility—and heralds the arriving of an enthralling new voice.

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