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We Are All Shipwrecks - A Memoir

Kelly Grey Carlisle

A captivating memoir of one woman's extraordinary upbringing and her search for redemption in the face of staggering tragedy Kelly Carlisle was three weeks old when her mother was strangled in downtown Los Angeles, leaving Kelly in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric Englishman who owned a porn store and lived on a boat in the harbor. It is here that Kelly finds a home amongst friendly alcoholics and the city's forgotten residents. But she can't help but wonder if she is destined to become a part of the dysfunction that surrounds her. As an adult, Kelly is drawn to the thornier truths of her own family history. To piece together the sad narrative of her mother's life and death, Kelly goes back to the beginning-to a mother she never knew, a thirty-year-old cold case, and two of Los Angeles's most notorious murderers. Unflinchingly raw and vividly drawn, We Are All Shipwrecks is a memoir of an unconventional childhood and one woman's courageous journey to the knowledge that where you come from isn't always who you are. Author bio: Kelly Carlisle's personal essays have appeared in the New England Review, Salon.com, Ploughshares, and more. She has a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska and lives with her family in Texas, where she is an assistant professor at Trinity University. Follow her on Twitter @ProfKGC.

A captivating memoir of one woman's extraordinary upbringing and her search for redemption in the face of staggering tragedy Kelly Carlisle was three weeks old when her mother was strangled in downtown Los Angeles, leaving Kelly in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric Englishman who owned a porn store and lived on a boat in the harbor. It is here that Kelly finds a home amongst friendly alcoholics and the city's forgotten residents. But she can't help but wonder if she is destined to become a part of the dysfunction that surrounds her. As an adult, Kelly is drawn to the thornier truths of her own family history. To piece together the sad narrative of her mother's life and death, Kelly goes back to the beginning-to a mother she never knew, a thirty-year-old cold case, and two of Los Angeles's most notorious murderers. Unflinchingly raw and vividly drawn, We Are All Shipwrecks is a memoir of an unconventional childhood and one woman's courageous journey to the knowledge that where you come from isn't always who you are. Author bio: Kelly Carlisle's personal essays have appeared in the New England Review, Salon.com, Ploughshares, and more. She has a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska and lives with her family in Texas, where she is an assistant professor at Trinity University. Follow her on Twitter @ProfKGC.
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A captivating memoir of one woman's extraordinary upbringing and her search for redemption in the face of staggering tragedy Kelly Carlisle was three weeks old when her mother was strangled in downtown Los Angeles, leaving Kelly in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric Englishman who owned a porn store and lived on a boat in the harbor. It is here that Kelly finds a home amongst friendly alcoholics and the city's forgotten residents. But she can't help but wonder if she is destined to become a part of the dysfunction that surrounds her. As an adult, Kelly is drawn to the thornier truths of her own family history. To piece together the sad narrative of her mother's life and death, Kelly goes back to the beginning-to a mother she never knew, a thirty-year-old cold case, and two of Los Angeles's most notorious murderers. Unflinchingly raw and vividly drawn, We Are All Shipwrecks is a memoir of an unconventional childhood and one woman's courageous journey to the knowledge that where you come from isn't always who you are. Author bio: Kelly Carlisle's personal essays have appeared in the New England Review, Salon.com, Ploughshares, and more. She has a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska and lives with her family in Texas, where she is an assistant professor at Trinity University. Follow her on Twitter @ProfKGC.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrea Gallo

Length:

12h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:41