The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers
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In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee, borrowed $100 from her brother to run a numbers racket out of her home. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis's mother.
Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, and granddaughter of slaves, Fannie ran her numbers business for thirty-four years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: Dying is easy. Living takes guts.
A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to make a way out of no way and provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time.
The book, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780316558723 in Paperback by Bridgett M. Davis may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.
|Publisher||Back Bay Books|
|Product Dimensions||0.9 H x 8.2 L x 5.5 W|
|Publication Date||Jan 20, 2020|