But it is first and foremost an African American love letter, and as such it is consumed with The Void, the psychic and cultural wound caused by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the loss of life, culture, language, and history that could never be restored.It is the attempt to penetrate The Void that brought us Alex Haley’s , that draws thousands of African Americans across the ocean to visit West Africa every year, that left me crumpled on the rocks outside the Door of No Return at Gorée Island’s slave house as I stared out over a horizon that my ancestors might have traversed once and forever.Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she didn’t have a steady job that paid into Social Security. And she definitely wasn’t making enough to put aside money for retirement.Except for her family and closest friends, no one in Jennifer’s various circles knows that she is on the spectrum.“Since 1857, when Elizabeth Gaskell published her famous Life of Charlotte Brontë, hardly a year has gone by without some form of biographical material on the Brontës appearing—from articles in newspapers to full-length lives, from images on tea towels to plays, films, and novelizations,” wrote Lucasta Miller in The Brontë Myth, her 2001 history of Brontëmania.
Act I: Some combination of grief and shock and terror ripples across the nation, accompanied by a deluge of news coverage. Nothing changes, except for those for whom everything has changed.
During the spring of 2015, Manafort’s life had tipped into a deep trough.
A few months earlier, he had intimated to his other daughter, Jessica, that suicide was a possibility. His work, the source of the status he cherished, had taken a devastating turn.
I thought that I knew all that I needed to know about gunshot wounds, but the specific pattern of injury on my computer screen was one that I had seen only once before.
In a typical handgun injury that I diagnose almost daily, a bullet leaves a laceration through an organ like the liver.