Riding with the ghost : a memoir / by Justin Taylor.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
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|Bethlehem Main Library||813.6 (Text)||33062009335556||New Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780593129296
- ISBN: 0593129296
- Physical Description: 222 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 
"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 explores how 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, but not 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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