By Connie May Fowler
On April twentieth, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP operated oil rig, exploded within the Gulf of Mexico. 11 males died within the explosion. earlier than the good used to be capped, it spewed an envisioned 210 million gallons of oil into the gulf. The spill at once impacted 68,000 miles of ocean, and oil washed ashore alongside the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Connie could Fowler begun that day as she had all started so much days for the former 16 years, immersed within the wildlife that was once her domestic on Alligator aspect on Florida's gulf coast, surrounded through dunes and water birds, observing dolphins play within the distance. Then started the nightmare from which she wouldn't emerge for greater than a year.
In her memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, she information the wonder and peace she came upon on Alligator element after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that the oil spill. it really is, at its center, a love track to the flora and fauna and a cry of anger and grief at its spoil for the sake of company profits.
It can be a cautionary story - a clear-eyed examine the genuine expense of our probably insatiable urge for food for fossil gas. because the memoir issues out, we'll proceed to abuse the flora and fauna at our peril.
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A Million Fragile Bones by Connie May Fowler