Memorial Drive Summary
Natasha Trethewey

Everything you need to understand or teach Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey.

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Memorial Drive Overview

Memorial Drive is a memoir by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey about her coming of age and her mother's murder. When Trethewey was six years old, she moved with her mother, Gwendolyn, to Atlanta. Soon after, Gwendolyn met and married Joel, who abused the author and her mother for years, ultimately murdering Gwendolyn in 1985 when Trethewey was 19. The memoir examines themes related to grief, trauma, and racism, among others.

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