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Desperate Ransom

Setting Her Family Free

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Minton Sparks paints word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and the place she knows like the back of her hand.
Desperate Ransom showcases her talents with flash fiction and poetry illustrating a community of rural Southerners.

"Time changes nothing, girl, but the size of your underwear...and hopefully your hairdo."

Minton Sparks unique brand of performance art has brought the rural South to life for the many fans who flock to her shows and relive them through her audio releases. Now, the Grammy-nominated artist has committed some of her most popular poems and stories to print. The thirty pieces collected here veer from heartbreak to hilarity and back again, as Sparks shares her memories of growing up in small-town Tennessee. This unusual family may not walk the straight and narrow, but they're guaranteed to walk straight into your heart and mind, and linger. Like an old-time preacher, Sparks draws her audience in with compelling storytelling while leaving them with something essential to ponder.

Desperate Ransom takes readers on a journey into the heart of an extraordinary family, demonstrating once again that Sparks is a ground-breaking artist--and a true American treasure.

Contributor(s) Minton Sparks
About the Contributor(s) Minton Sparks
Minton Sparks is a spoken-word poet. Her DVD, Open Casket, recently released in the US and the UK. After having toured with Rodney Crowell, Elizabeth Crook and Will Kimbrough, this year Sparks will participate in the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee for the first time.
ISBN-10 1401688810
ISBN-13 9781401688813
Publish Date Jul 10, 2012
Weight (lbs) 0.2800
Height 9
Width 6
Length 96
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $14.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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