Detailseite wird geladen...
In 1974, when Anna Cypra Oliver was five years old, her father put a gun to his head and killed himself. That shot has haunted her all her life. Obsessed by the need to learn who he was and why he died, she set out on a journey of discovery, following the clues he had scattered during his brief lifetime. Assembling My Father is her extraordinary chronicle of that journey. Strikingly original, it is a stunning mosaic of eloquent language and memorable images -- photographs, journal entries, even doodles, the poignant artifacts that are part of the record of his life. Lewis Weinberger, Anna's father, the product of an affluent and cultivated Jewish background, married a vibrant girl with strong avant-garde leanings. Drawn to the counterculture, they made their way to Taos, New Mexico. There, in the chaos and disorder of hippie life, their marriage foundered, a devastating blow to Lewis and the beginning of his drug-saturated disintegration. After his suicide, Anna's mother, born Jewish, became an ardent Christian fundamentalist, taking up with a series of rough-edged, sometimes violent men. This was the world of Anna's childhood, indelibly delineated here. A fascinating personal memoir, Oliver's story is also that of a turbulent era that, for better and for worse, changed the world. Assembling My Father: A Daughter's Detective Story Oliver, Anna Cypra
Shipping costs:plus shipping costs
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Used - Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
More Than Words Inc.
Shipping costs: EUR 8.50
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. POOR. Acceptable copy with heavy wear to cover and pages. Pages have writing and or highlighting. Might be an ex-library copy and not include CD or accessories., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Shipping costs: EUR 8.50
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Good dust jacket., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Shipping costs: EUR 7.56
Details of the book - Assembling My Father: A Daughter's Detective Story
EAN (ISBN-13): 9780618341528
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0618341528
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Book in our database since 18.11.2007 21:02:20
Book found last time on 21.11.2016 00:32:59
ISBN - alternate spelling:
< to archive...
- "Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes", from "Miller, Arthur I." (9780618341511)
- "Moon's Crossing", from "Croft, Barbara; Croft" (0618341536)
- "The Big One: The Earthquake That Rocked Early America and Helped Create a Science", from "Page, Jake; Officer, Charles" (0618341501)
- "Friendship: An Expose", from "Epstein, Joseph" (9780618341498)
- "Seek the Living", from "Warlick, Ashley" (9780618341481)
- "The Scarlet Letters", from "Auchincloss, Louis" (0618341595)