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Alligator Candy: A Memoir

Author: Kushner, David

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format:Paperback
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Alligator Candy: A Memoir : David Kushner grew up in the suburbs of Florida in the early 1970s, running wild with his friends, exploring, riding bikes, and disappearing into the nearby woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, however, everything changed when David's older brother Jon took a short bike trip to the local convenience store. He never returned. Alligator Candy is the story of Jon's murder at the hands of two sadistic drifters, and everything that happened after.

Jon's death was one of the first in what turned out to be a rash of child abductions and murders that dominated headlines for much of the 1970s and 80s. It was around this the time that milk cartons began to feature the images of missing children, and newscasters began asking, “It's 10:00, do you know where you children are?” Alligator Candy chronicles Jon's story, but also tells how parenting in America has changed, casting light on the transition between two generations of children - one raised on freedom, the other on fear.

Alligator Candy is a disturbing, insightful, and inspiring meditation on grief, growth, and what childhood has become: “not only a memorial to a brother tragically deprived of his right to live; but also a meditation on the courage necessary to live freely in a world riven by pain, suffering, and evil” (Kirkus Reviews).


Category   Subject
True Crime   Murder - General
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781451682601
ISBN 10:1451682603
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:242
Size:8.39" l x 5.41" w x 0.67" h
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