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Flight risk : memoirs of a New Orleans bad boy

Author: James Nolan
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017.
Series: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nolan, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, offers up an intimate portrait both of his insular hometown and his generation's counterculture. Flight runs as a theme throughout the book, which begins with Nolan's escape from the gothic mental hospital to which his parents committed the teenaged poet during the tumult of 1968. This breakout is followed by the self-styled revolutionary's hair-raising flight from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nolan, James, 1947-
Flight risk.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017
(DLC) 2016058393
Named Person: James Nolan; James Nolan
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Nolan
ISBN: 9781496811271 1496811275
OCLC Number: 962552474
Description: 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Running ever since --
Sixty-eight --
The unspoken --
The old country --
Paper sparrows and the back sexton --
A fanatic heart --
The diamond question mark --
The open road --
Away at sea --
Stairway to paradise --
The garden of Eden --
What was behind the green door --
Scene of the crime: a love story --
First morning --
I'll be watching you --
The dream act --
About to storm --
Our hell in high water --
Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row --
Black and white, with brown water all over --
At the end of the open road --
Hope chest --
Alone in the urban museum --
Parchment and laptop --
The middle of nowhere --
One year and a day: a recipe for gumbo and mourning.
Series Title: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Responsibility: James Nolan.

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A page-turning narrative with deep roots and a wide wingspan. James Nolan offers up an intimate portrait both of his insular hometown and his generation's counterculture. Many of these stories are  Read more...

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