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Stay here with me : a memoir

Author: Robert Olmstead
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Robert Olmstead has peopled his fiction with the laconic, rough-hewn farmers, loggers, and hired hands of rural New England mountain towns where getting drunk, getting into fights, and getting thrown out of bars are the normal rites of passage. In Stay Here with Me he draws directly from his own experience as he journeys back to his youth on his grandfather's dairy farm in New Hampshire to confront the ghosts that
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Olmstead
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Olmstead
ISBN: 0805041621 9780805041620
OCLC Number: 33243943
Description: 207 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Olmstead.

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Robert Olmstead has peopled his fiction with the laconic, rough-hewn farmers, loggers, and hired hands of rural New England mountain towns where getting drunk, getting into fights, and getting thrown out of bars are the normal rites of passage. In Stay Here with Me he draws directly from his own experience as he journeys back to his youth on his grandfather's dairy farm in New Hampshire to confront the ghosts that continue to afflict him.

Authentic, intimate, and intense, Stay Here with Me is about coming of age and leaving home, about the acts of rebellion that free the body even as they bind the soul to a place forever. Olmstead lays bare the acute pain of his father's alcoholism and the shattering decline of his grandfather, the family patriarch. With delicate sensuality, he traces the flowering of his love for a woman who "walks like light would walk if it could." And throughout, there is the land where his family has worked and lived and died for six generations, land at once richly abundant and cruelly demanding.

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