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. sooner than the good used to be capped, it spewed an anticipated 210 million gallons of oil into the gulf. The spill without delay impacted 68,000 miles of ocean, and oil washed ashore alongside the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Connie might Fowler begun that day as she had started so much days for the former 16 years, immersed within the wildlife that used to be her domestic on Alligator element on Florida's gulf coast, surrounded via 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 stumbled on on Alligator aspect after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that the oil spill. it really is, at its middle, a love tune to the wildlife and a cry of anger and grief at its break for the sake of company profits.
It can be a cautionary story - a clear-eyed examine the true expense of our likely insatiable urge for food for fossil gasoline. 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