Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town Kelly Mcmasters

ISBN: 9781586486983

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336 pages


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Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town  by  Kelly Mcmasters

Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town by Kelly Mcmasters
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Shirley seemed to be doomed from the beginning. Founded by a Vaudevillian huckster who touted it as a seaside haven despite the sand bar that blocks access to the shore, the town has been plagued by one disaster after another—a UFO, a childhoodMoreShirley seemed to be doomed from the beginning. Founded by a Vaudevillian huckster who touted it as a seaside haven despite the sand bar that blocks access to the shore, the town has been plagued by one disaster after another—a UFO, a childhood cancer cluster, and a mysterious federal nuclear laboratory in nearby Brookhaven that leaked toxic nuclear and chemical waste into the aquifer from which the residents unknowingly drew their well water.

This is Kelly McMasters account of growing up in a cursed town and loving it anyway, and of a girls awakening to tragedy and to a sense of mission. Told in a deliciously engaging voice, Welcome to Shirley balances the bitter with the sweet, the funny with the infuriating, in an unforgettable story of working class Long Island.



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