The Book of Atlantis Black by Grace Bonner audiobook

The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing; A Memoir

By Betsy Bonner
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Blackstone Publishing 9781947793774
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For Grace Bonner, the bond of sisterhood is an exquisite, painful thing. In The Book of Atlantis Black, Bonner unravels the mystery of her sister and what happened in the final months before her disappearance, alleged overdose, and death. With access to Atlantis’s email and social media accounts, Bonner attempts to decipher and construct a narrative around the circumstances surrounding her probable death: Frantic and unintelligible notes on Facebook, alarming images of Atlantis with a handgun tucked in the waistband of her pants, Craigslist companionship ads, DEA agent testimony, video surveillance, police reports, and various phone calls and moments-in-the-flesh conjured from memory. Through the construction and deconstruction of these materials and the history only she and Atlantis shared, Bonner finds questions that lead to only more questions, red flags that point in no particular direction, leaving her to decide how far she will go to understand a sister who, like the mythical island she renamed herself for, might prove impossible to find.

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Summary

Summary

For Grace Bonner, the bond of sisterhood is an exquisite, painful thing. In The Book of Atlantis Black, Bonner unravels the mystery of her sister and what happened in the final months before her disappearance, alleged overdose, and death.

With access to Atlantis’s email and social media accounts, Bonner attempts to decipher and construct a narrative around the circumstances surrounding her probable death: Frantic and unintelligible notes on Facebook, alarming images of Atlantis with a handgun tucked in the waistband of her pants, Craigslist companionship ads, DEA agent testimony, video surveillance, police reports, and various phone calls and moments-in-the-flesh conjured from memory.

Through the construction and deconstruction of these materials and the history only she and Atlantis shared, Bonner finds questions that lead to only more questions, red flags that point in no particular direction, leaving her to decide how far she will go to understand a sister who, like the mythical island she renamed herself for, might prove impossible to find.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This memoir is as haunting, as memorable, and as magnetic as the tragic young woman at its core. I tore through it at lightning speed but I also didn’t want it to end.” Amanda Fortini, freelance journalist
“Betsy Bonner has crafted a terse, urgent page-turner that is equally ode, elegy, and mystery.” Chelsey Johnson, author of Stray City
“This lyrical and compelling memoir shows how Atlantis changed both Bonner’s life and the lives of others with her raw talent and electric presence.” Booklist
“[A] piercing true crime investigation…The Book of Atlantis Black assumes the qualities of the departed musician herself: marked by yearning, it revolves around absences and is irresistible to the end.” Foreword Reviews
“A haunting, profound investigative memoir that will resonate with readers as both a compelling true crime story and an affecting literary work. Bonner creates a sense of closeness with readers that makes this book a challenge to put down or forget.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Carefully crafted, haunting, and absorbing, this thrilling memoir echoes in the head and heart long after the final page.” Kirkus Reviews
“Fascinating and maddening…The reader is made to feel what it’s like to be denied answers in an essential search.” Amy Hempel, author of The Collected Works of Amy Hempel
“In mournful, meticulous―and sometimes wryly funny―prose, The Book of Atlantis Black gives us an unforgettable portrait of an impossible yet compelling young woman taken down by her own demons, and fighting every step of the way.” David Gates, songwriter and co-lead singer of the musical group Bread

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Author Bio: Grace Bonner

Author Bio: Grace Bonner

Grace Bonner is the author of Round Lake, a poetry collection published by Four Way Books. She is a faculty member of the Writer’s Foundry MFA program at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, New York, and the former Director of the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, where she teaches an annual poetry seminar. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, Parnassus, Poetry Daily, The Brooklyn Quarterly and The Southampton Review. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Eliot House and the VCCA, and a mentor in PEN’s Prison Writing Program.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 5.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English