By Kevin Hazzard
A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly humorous account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s suggest streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and low good looks that lies inside of catastrophe.
In the aftermath of Sept. 11 Kevin Hazzard felt that whatever used to be lacking from his life—his days have been too secure, too regimen. A failed salesman grew to become neighborhood reporter, he desired to try himself, see how he could reply to strain and probability. He signed up for emergency clinical education and have become, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT working calls within the worst sections of Atlanta. His lifestyles entered a distinct realm—one of blood, violence, and extraordinary grace.
Thoroughly intimidated initially and often terrified, he skilled on a nightly foundation the adrenaline rush of strolling into chaos. yet in his downtime, Kevin mirrored on how people’s facades drop away while disaster moves. As his hours at the task piled up, he learned he was once starting to see into the reality of items. there is not any pretense 5 beats right into a chest compression, or in an alley subsequent to a crack den, or on a dimly lit road the place autos have collided. finally, what had in the beginning appeared most unlikely occurred: Kevin obtained mastery. And within the strategy he used to be in a position to parent the pro adjustments among his freewheeling friends, what marked each—as he termed them—as “a tourist,” “true believer,” or “killer.”
Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life’s fragile attractiveness with laugh-out-loud moments that preserve us smiling during the worst, A Thousand bare Strangers is an soaking up examine one man’s trip of self-discovery—a journey that still teaches us approximately ourselves.
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