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The Resource Finding fish : a memoir, Antwone Quenton Fisher ; with Mim Eichler Rivas

Finding fish : a memoir, Antwone Quenton Fisher ; with Mim Eichler Rivas

Label
Finding fish : a memoir
Title
Finding fish
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Antwone Quenton Fisher ; with Mim Eichler Rivas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Soon to be a major motion picture starring and directed by Denzel Washington, Finding Fish is the memoir of Antwone Fisher's miraculous journey from abandonment and abuse to liberation, manhood, and extraordinary success -- a modern-day Oliver Twist
  • Baby Boy Fisher -- as he was documented in his child welfare caseworkers' reports -- was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. After beginning his life in an orphanage, Antwone was placed in a temporary foster home until, around age two, he was transferred to a second foster home. It was there, over the next thirteen years, that he endured emotional abandonment and physical abuse. Removed from this foster home not long before his sixteenth birthday, Antwone found fleeting refuge in a boys' reform school but was soon thrust into the nightmare of homelessness
  • Though convinced he was unwanted and unworthy, Fish, as he came to be known, refused to allow his spirit to be broken. Instead, he became determined to raise himself, to listen to social workers and teachers who intervened on his behalf, and to nurture a romantic heart along with a scathing sense of humor and a wondrous imagination -- all of which sustained him with big dreams of a better day. Fatefully, just as Antwone's life on the streets hit rock bottom, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he remained for the next eleven years. During that time, Fish became a man of the world, raised by the Navy family he created for himself
  • Finding Fish shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born -- first as the child who painted the feelings his words dared not speak, then as a poet and storyteller who would eventually become one of Hollywood's most well-paid, sought-after screen-writers. But before he ascends those lofty steps, Antwone's story takes us from the Navy to his jobs as a federal correctional officer and then a security guard at Sony Pictures in Hollywood. In its climactic conclusion, the mystery of his identity is finally unraveled as Antwone returns to Cleveland to locate his mother's and father's surviving family members
  • A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Antwone Quenton
Index
no index present
LC call number
F499.C69
LC item number
N33 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rivas, Mim Eichler
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fisher, Antwone Quenton
  • African American screenwriters
  • African Americans
  • Foster children
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
Label
Finding fish : a memoir, Antwone Quenton Fisher ; with Mim Eichler Rivas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1976 to 1977
  • 1977
  • Act 3.
  • Man of the world
  • 1977 to 1992
  • 1992
  • Post-memoir : Finding fish
  • Act 1.
  • Ward of the state
  • 1959 to 1964
  • 1965 to 1969
  • 1969 to 1972
  • 1973 to 1976
  • Act 2.
  • The rain that falls
Control code
43929835
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780688176990
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00031872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Finding fish : a memoir, Antwone Quenton Fisher ; with Mim Eichler Rivas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1976 to 1977
  • 1977
  • Act 3.
  • Man of the world
  • 1977 to 1992
  • 1992
  • Post-memoir : Finding fish
  • Act 1.
  • Ward of the state
  • 1959 to 1964
  • 1965 to 1969
  • 1969 to 1972
  • 1973 to 1976
  • Act 2.
  • The rain that falls
Control code
43929835
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780688176990
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00031872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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