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The Resource Riding with the ghost : a memoir, Justin Taylor

Riding with the ghost : a memoir, Justin Taylor

Label
Riding with the ghost : a memoir
Title
Riding with the ghost
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Justin Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Justin Taylor was thirty, his father, Larry, drove to the top of an airport parking garage to take his own life. Thanks to the intervention of family members, he was not successful, but the incident would forever transform how Justin thinks of his father, and how he thinks of himself as a son. Moving both backward and forward in time from that day, this book captures the past's power to shape, strengthen, and distort our visions of ourselves and each other. We see Larry as the middle child in a chilly Long Island family; as a beloved Little League coach who listens to kids with patience and curiosity; as an unemployed father struggling to keep his marriage together while battling long-term illness and depression. At the same time, this book exploreshow the work of confronting a family member's story forces a reckoning with your own. We see Justin as a teacher, modeling himself after his dad's best qualities; as a caregiver, attempting to provide his father with emotional and financial support, butnot always succeeding; as a new husband, with a dawning awareness of his own depressive tendencies. With raw intimacy, this book lays bare the joys and burdens of loving a troubled family member. It's a memoir about fathers and sons, teachers and students, faith and illness, and the complicated legacy that each generation hands down to the next"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Justin
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Justin
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and sons
Label
Riding with the ghost : a memoir, Justin Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0026023803
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780593129296
Lccn
2019041738
Label
Riding with the ghost : a memoir, Justin Taylor
Publication
Control code
BK0026023803
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780593129296
Lccn
2019041738

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