A Million Fragile Bones

A Million Fragile Bones

Connie May Fowler / Dec 12, 2019

A Million Fragile Bones On April th the Deepwater Horizon a BP operated oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Eleven men died in the explosion Before the well was capped it spewed an estimated million gallon

  • Title: A Million Fragile Bones
  • Author: Connie May Fowler
  • ISBN: 9781940189208
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP operated oil rig, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Eleven men died in the explosion Before the well was capped, it spewed an estimated 4.9 million gallons of oil into the gulf The spill directly impacted 68,000 miles of ocean, and oil washed ashore along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida.ConniOn April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP operated oil rig, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Eleven men died in the explosion Before the well was capped, it spewed an estimated 4.9 million gallons of oil into the gulf The spill directly impacted 68,000 miles of ocean, and oil washed ashore along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida.Connie May Fowler began that day as she had begun most days for the previous sixteen years, immersed in the natural world that was her home on Alligator Point on Florida s gulf coast, surrounded by dunes and water birds, watching dolphins swim in the distance Then began the nightmare from which she would not emerge for than a year In her memoir, A MILLION FRAGILE BONES, she details the beauty and peace she found on Alligator Point after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that followed the oil spill It is, at its heart, a love song to the natural world and a cry of anger and grief at its ruin for the sake of corporate profits.It is also a cautionary tale a clear eyed look at the real cost of our seemingly insatiable appetite for fossil fuel As the memoir points out, we will continue to abuse the natural world at our peril.

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    1. This eco-memoir is an important read and documentation of the tragic BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Fowler's use of language is poetic and the imagery is both heart-breaking and insightful. The book is unique without chapters, which takes the reader through a continuous stream of consciousness narrative. It's also one of the first literary books where I encountered the narrator reflecting on their Facebook updates/posts, which helped the reader feel even closer to the situation. Highly recommend [...]

    2. Beautiful beautiful beautifulbut it will absolutely break your freakin' heart. The appendix about the Deepwater Horizon disaster is full of excellent info as well.

    3. In A Million Fragile Bones, Connie May Fowler has brought the beauty and lyricism of her fiction writing to the world of memoir. What is even better for this reader, she has done so in order to bring forward a topic of great importance that has been shoved to the background of the recent past – the effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.Connie May Fowler was born and raised on the coasts of Florida, first in St. Augustine, and then, after the death of her father, in Ta [...]

    4. Loss of a place can break your heart as sharply as loss of a loved one. Connie May's elegy to a place she lived for two decades is both a meditation on the healing power of nature and a reminder of the damage that we cause through our decisions to constantly bend the landscape to our will and extract what we can out of it. Her experience of the BP disaster is searing and heartbreaking, a reminder that every environmental crisis is the loss of an interconnected world of animals, people, and locat [...]

    5. This memoir has parallel stories—the author’s and our planet’s (the Gulf coast of Florida)—that intersect to stand the ultimate test of a great book: staying power. The vivid images, beautiful lines of prose, and important themes have stayed in my mind these many weeks since I finished reading. I had the privilege of studying fiction and writing with Connie May Fowler at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Novel Retreat a couple years ago. Her humanity matches her writing talent and brillia [...]

    6. This book is about loss on so many levels. It is a wonderfully lyrical memoir bringing an ecological nightmare to a very personal level. Connie May Fowler gives us the landscape and wild life of the Florida coast line as they become integral parts of her life, giving meaning to her personal losses over the years. The book is a testament to the author's writing skills that the flora and fauna of the area vibrate with lives of their own so that when the oil spill happens, I (a confirmed urbanite) [...]

    7. A writer’s past brings weight and significance to their writing, and Connie May Fowler demonstrates this in the world she creates in A Million Fragile Bones. Here we witness her personal journey through losses and the psychological damage that returns when facing yet another loss, as man’s greed falls upon her doorstep. Connie May writes beautifully and honestly of the natural world around her—allowing those of us who are not as perceptible, a glimpse of what we are missing. Her observatio [...]

    8. From word one Connie May Fowler reached out from the page and grabbed my full attention. Her love of nature on the Gulf's paradisal coast is beautifully painted while her past hurts are healing. I felt her pain and enjoyed her pleasures of getting deeply in touch with life among God's creatures flying swimming and crawling. Then heartbreak enters by the hands of greedy big businessmen without souls. I could not put down the book. Brilliant on many levels. Read it and your eyes and hearts will op [...]

    9. This well-written and heartfelt memoir about the 2010 BP Oil Spill by Connie May Fowler is a necessary read. We should not forget such crimes committed by large companies against our environment. Connie ties her own tragic and difficult backstory to the powerless feelings she feels living on Alligator Point in Florida both during the time of the spill and the months that follow. Connie's is a unique perspective.

    10. A poignant memoir about family dysfunction and environmental disaster. Connie May Fowler at her best! She draws you into her life, and her Florida haven of healing. Then, an environmental catastrophe washes up at her doorstep, and threatens her path to healing.

    11. Combination memoir and journalistic report about the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Beautifully written and constructed.

    12. If you haven't already, add Connie May Fowler to your to-read list. It would be a boon of epic proportions. In a world of electronic digitry and faceless texting, Ms. Fowler explores her personal anguish within her unjust and ill-advised world. She also shares with the reader the third lining of being: the part of her that can get hurt, that hurts, and that heals in her own way.It's rough sailing in parts. Don't get me wrong. When Ms. Fowler finally found an idyll she could carve out of the chao [...]

    13. Loved it. Adding power to a powerful book, read it as Hurricane Irma approached. Loved the attachment to place, love of solitude in natural places, struggle to find ways to fight climate disaster.

    14. I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book, to be released April 20, 2017. Once I started reading I was mesmerized. Although classified as a memoir, this book defies simple categorization. It is also: a meditation on poverty, loss, and violence; a frank exploration and offering of nature’s solace; the story of a love affair between kindred spirits; and an expose of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Connie May Fowler is an award-winning memoirist, novelist, essayist, and teacher who d [...]

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