I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place - Howard Norman

I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

0.0 0 5 Författare: Howard Norman Inläsare: Jim Meskimen
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A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer’s life the betrayal of a conman father, a murdersuicide in his family’s house, the presence of an oystercatcher each one, as the saying goes, stranger than fiction As with many of us, the life of novelist Howard Norman has had its share of incidents of “arresting strangeness.” Yet few of us connect these moments, as Norman has done in this spellbinding memoir, to show how life tangles with the psyche to become art. Norman’s story begins with a portrait, both harrowing and hilarious, of a Midwest boyhood summer working in a bookmobile, in the shadow of a grifter father and under the erotic tutelage of his brother’s girlfriend. His life story continues in places as farflung as the Arctic, where he spends part of a decade as a translator of Inuit tales including the story of a soapstone carver turned into a goose whose migrationtime lament is, “I hate to leave this beautiful place” and in his beloved Point Reyes, California, as a student of birds. In the Arctic, he receives news over the radio that “John Lennon was murdered tonight in the city of New York in the USA.” And years later, in Washington, DC, another act of deeply felt violence occurs in the form of a murdersuicide when Norman and his wife loan their home to a poet and her young son. Norman’s story is also stitched together with moments of uncanny solace. Of life in his Vermont farmhouse Norman writes, “Everything I love most happens most every day.” In the hands of Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist and What Is Left the Daughter, life’s arresting strangeness is made into a profound, creative, and redemptive memoir.
Språk: Engelska Kategori: Biografier

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Förlag: Blackstone Audio
Utgiven: 2013-09-15
Längd: 6T 35M
ISBN: 9781481574242

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