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The Resource Epilogue : a memoir, Will Boast

Epilogue : a memoir, Will Boast

Label
Epilogue : a memoir
Title
Epilogue
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Will Boast
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Will Boast thought he'd lost his family, until a deeply held secret revealed a second chance he never thought he'd have. Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Will Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast is deep inside his grief when he stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: He'd had another family before Will's--a wife and two sons in England. This revelation leads to a flood of new questions. Did his father abandon this first family, or was he pushed away? Still reeling from loss, Boast is forced to reconsider the fundamental truths of his childhood and to look for traces of the man his father might truly have been. Setting out in search of his half brothers, he attempts to reconcile their family history with his own, testing each childhood memory under the weight of his father's secret. Moving between the Midwest and England, from scenes of his youth to the tentative discovery of his new family, Boast writes with visceral beauty about grief, memory, and his slow and tender journey to a new kind of love. With the piercing gaze of a novelist, Boast transforms the pain and confusion of his family history into an achingly poignant portrait of resilience, revising the stories he's inherited to refashion both his past and his present. Heartbreaking and luminous, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man's struggle to understand all that he has lost and found, and to forge a new life for himself along the way"--Provided by publisher
Summary
The author offers an account of how, after his father, the last remaining member of his immediate family, died, he discovered while settling the estate in Wisconsin that the man he thought he knew actually had had a secret family in England prior to the one he brought to America, a revelation that prompted the author to seek out this new-found family
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356188
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boast, Will
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.O19
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boast, Will
  • Boast, Will
  • Boast, Will
  • Boast, Will
  • Fathers and sons
  • Family secrets
  • Wisconsin
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Authors, American
  • Young men
  • Authors, American
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Fathers and sons
  • Young men
  • England
  • Ireland
  • United States
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
adult
Label
Epilogue : a memoir, Will Boast
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Pain -- Comedians -- The queen on the frozen tundra -- Epilogue -- Exes -- Kismet -- Discretion -- Near misses -- England, why England? -- Stranger -- Relics -- Lectures -- Strangers -- Hostage -- A balancing act -- Overdue -- Empty threats -- One of the lads -- Sad stories -- Brighton -- Ambrosia -- Archaeology -- The family seat -- Buried -- Home -- Revision
Control code
ocn885983102
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780871403810
Lccn
2014023741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a511501
  • (OCoLC)885983102
Label
Epilogue : a memoir, Will Boast
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Pain -- Comedians -- The queen on the frozen tundra -- Epilogue -- Exes -- Kismet -- Discretion -- Near misses -- England, why England? -- Stranger -- Relics -- Lectures -- Strangers -- Hostage -- A balancing act -- Overdue -- Empty threats -- One of the lads -- Sad stories -- Brighton -- Ambrosia -- Archaeology -- The family seat -- Buried -- Home -- Revision
Control code
ocn885983102
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780871403810
Lccn
2014023741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a511501
  • (OCoLC)885983102

Library Locations

    • McMinnville Public LibraryBorrow it
      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
    • Monmouth Public LibraryBorrow it
      168 S Ecols St., Monmouth, OR, 97361, US
      44.848141 -123.23189
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