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. ahead of the good used to be capped, it spewed an anticipated 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 started that day as she had all 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 through dunes and water birds, gazing 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 info the sweetness and peace she came across on Alligator element after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that the oil spill. it's, at its middle, a love track to the flora and fauna and a cry of anger and grief at its break for the sake of company profits.
It is usually a cautionary story - a clear-eyed examine the genuine expense of our doubtless insatiable urge for food for fossil gas. because the memoir issues out, we are going to proceed to abuse the wildlife at our peril.
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A Million Fragile Bones by Connie May Fowler