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Barefoot to Avalon : a brother's story, David Payne

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Barefoot to Avalon : a brother's story
Title
Barefoot to Avalon
Title remainder
a brother's story
Statement of responsibility
David Payne
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A defining voice for his generation...Payne is extraordinarily gifted" --Boston Globe. In 2000, while moving his household from Vermont to North Carolina, author David Payne watched from his rearview mirror as his younger brother, George A., driving behind him in a two-man convoy of rental trucks, lost control of his vehicle, fishtailed and flipped over in the road. David's life hit a downward spiral. From a cocktail hour indulgence, his drinking became a full-blown addiction. His career entered a standstill. His marriage disintegrated. He found himself haunted not only by George A.'s death, but also by his brother's manic depression, a condition that overlaid a dark family history of mental illness, alcoholism and suicide, an inherited past that now threatened David's and his children's futures. The only way out, he found, was to write about his brother. Barefoot to Avalon is Payne's earnest and unflinching account of George A. and their boyhood footrace that lasted long into their adulthood, defining their relationship and their lives. As universal as it is intimate, this is an exceptional memoir of brotherhood, of sibling rivalries and sibling love, and of the torments a family can hold silent and carry across generations. Barefoot to Avalon is a brave and beautifully wrought gift, a true story of survival in the face of adversity
Biography type
collective biography
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Barefoot to Avalon : a brother's story, David Payne
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Barefoot to Avalon : a brother's story, David Payne
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: 2000 -- Part II: 2006 -- Part III: 1975 -- The bridge. Part IV: 2000 -- Part V: 2006 -- Epilogue
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780802123541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
SALBT
System control number
1156285
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