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I hate to leave this beautiful place

Autor: Howard A Norman
Editora: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Edição/Formato   e-book : Documento : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"The events of a single episode of Howard Norman's superb memoir are both on the edge of chaos and gathered superbly into coherent meaning . . . A wise, riskily written, beautiful book." ' Michael Ondaatje Howard Norman's spellbinding memoir 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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Biography
Formato Físico Adicional: Print version:
(DLC) 2012042186
Pessoa Denominada: Howard A Norman; Howard A Norman
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Documento, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Recurso Internet, Arquivo de Computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Howard A Norman
ISBN: 0547724772 9780547724775
Número OCLC: 851417599
Descrição: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Conteúdos: Advice of the fatherly sort --
Grey geese descending --
I hate to leave this beautiful place --
Kingfisher days --
Interview with Bob Edwards, NPR, 12/16/2003 --
The healing powers of the Western Oystercatcher.
Outros Títulos: Essays.
Responsabilidade: Howard Norman.

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"The events of a single episode of Howard Norman's superb memoir are both on the edge of chaos and gathered superbly into coherent meaning . . . A wise, riskily written, beautiful book." ' Michael Ondaatje Howard Norman's spellbinding memoir 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 far-flung 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 migration-time lament is "I hate to leave this beautiful place"'and in his beloved Point Reyes, California, as a student of birds. Years later, in Washington, D.C., an act of deeply felt violence occurs in the form of a murder-suicide when Norman and his wife loan their home to a poet and her young son. In Norman's hands, life's arresting strangeness is made into a profound, creative, and redemptive story. "Uses the tight focus of geography to describe five unsettling periods of his life, each separated by time and subtle shifts in his narrative voice . . . The originality of his telling here is as surprising as ever." ' Washington Post "These stories almost seem like tall tales themselves, but Norman renders them with a journalistic attention to detail. Amidst these bizarre experiences, he finds solace through the places he's lived and their quirky inhabitants, human and avian." ' The New Yorker.

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