The End of the World as We Know It (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
227
Utgivningsdatum
2008-04-01
Förlag
Algonquin Books
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
208 x 137 x 23 mm
Vikt
272 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
541:B&W 5.5 x 8.25 in or 210 x 140 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781565126022

The End of the World as We Know It

Scenes from a Life

Häftad,  Engelska, 2008-04-01
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It was the 1950s, a time of calm, a time when all things were new and everything seemed possible. A few years before, a noble war had been won, and now life had returned to normal. For one little boy, however, life had become anything but "normal." To all appearances, he and his family lived an almost idyllic life. The father was a respected professor, the mother a witty and elegant lady, someone everyone loved. They were parents to three bright, smiling children: two boys and a girl. They lived on a sunny street in a small college town nestled neatly in a leafy valley. They gave parties, hosted picnics, went to churchjust like their neighbors. To all appearances, their life seemed ideal. But it was, in fact, all appearances. Lineage, tradition, making the right impressionthese were matters of great importance, especially to the mother. But behind the facade this family had created lurked secrets so dark, so painful for this one little boy, that his life would never be the same. It is through the eyes of that boya grown man now, revisiting that timethat we see this seemingly serene world and watch as it slowly comes completely and irrevocably undone. Beautifully written, often humorous, sometimes sweet, ultimately shocking, this is a son's story of looking back with both love and anger at the parents who gave him life and then robbed him of it, who created his world and then destroyed it. As author Lee Smith, who knew this world and this family, observed, "Alcohol may be the real villain in this pain-permeated, exquisitely written memoir of childhoodbut it is also filled with absolutely dead-on social commentary of this very particular time and place. A brave, haunting, riveting book."
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In addition to his most recent novel, The Fall of Princes, Robert Goolrick is the author of three other books: The End of the World as We Know It, a memoir; his first novel, A Reliable Wife, with sales of more than 1 million copies; and his second novel, Heading Out to Wonderful. He lives in Virginia.