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The Resource No way home : a memoir of life on the run, Tyler Wetherall

No way home : a memoir of life on the run, Tyler Wetherall

Label
No way home : a memoir of life on the run
Title
No way home
Title remainder
a memoir of life on the run
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Wetherall
Title variation
Memoir of life on the run
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other."--Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she discovered her family had been living a lie. Her father was a fugitive and their family name was an alias. They had been living in California back in 1983 when the Feds originally caught up with her dad; it was the same year Tyler was born. Her parents decided to go on the run with the three young children, and they spent the next few years traveling across Europe, assuming different identities, living in a series of beautiful places, from Portugal to Tuscany, paid for with drug money. Now her dad had fled once more, except this time he didn't take her with him. Despite the danger involved, for the following two years he flew Tyler and her siblings out to see him in secret wherever he was in hiding, until on her 12th birthday Scotland Yard followed Tyler to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, where her father was eventually captured. It was over the summers spent visiting her dad in prison in California, as she grew into an increasingly self-destructive teenager, that he told her the truth about his criminal life. He had been a pot smuggler in the seventies, and his organization had b[r]ought in marijuana worth nearly a half billion dollars from Thailand. In this emotionally detailed and carefully wrought memoir about growing up as a fugitive's daughter, Tyler Wetherall pieces together the story of her parents' past, which ultimately helps her understand her own" --
  • Wetherall lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up, and she discovered her father was a fugitive and their family name was an alias. In 1983, the year she was born, her parents went on the run with three young children, traveling across Europe, their expenses paid for with drug money. It was over the summers spent visiting her dad in prison in California that he told her the truth: he had been a pot smuggler in the seventies, and his organization had bought in marijuana worth nearly a half billion dollars from Thailand. Here Wetherall pieces together the story of her parents' past, which ultimately helps her understand her own. -- adapted from publisher info
Summary
A New York writer presents a memoir of her childhood spent on the run in a series of homes in five different countries under an assumed name, describing her discovery of her father's fugitive status and his half-billion-dollar marijuana smuggling operation, her self-destructive youth and her efforts to reconcile her family's past with her own realities
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638413
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wetherall, Tyler
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.E878
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wetherall, Tyler
  • Children of criminals
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Women authors, American
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Children of criminals
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women authors, American
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of life on the run
Label
No way home : a memoir of life on the run, Tyler Wetherall
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013519114
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250112194
Lccn
2017049579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084337
System control number
(OCoLC)1013519114
Label
No way home : a memoir of life on the run, Tyler Wetherall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013519114
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250112194
Lccn
2017049579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084337
System control number
(OCoLC)1013519114

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