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The prince of Frogtown / Rick Bragg.

Author/creator Bragg, Rick
Other author/creatorBragg, Rick, inscriber.
Other author/creatorBillingsley, Catherine, former owner.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2008.
Descriptionx, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Contents Prologue: The stream -- In a cloud of smoke -- The village -- Bob -- Fearless -- The bootlegger's rhythm -- Flying Jenny -- My fair Orvalene -- The hanging -- Settin' the world on fire -- What you're supposed to do -- At least a hundred dollars then -- Ross -- Dallas -- Ride -- One friend -- Amen -- The circle.
Abstract Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with a tale of fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. Having married a mother, he discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, to this boy in particular, a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect--a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was. With the weight of this new boy tugging at him, Rick sets out to understand his father, his son, and himself. The book documents a journey back in time to the Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, and to a troubled, charismatic hustler, Rick's father, a man bound to bring harm even to those he truly loves. Bragg delivers a moving rumination on the lives of boys and men, a poignant reflection on what it means to be a father and a son.--From publisher description.
Local noteJoyner Rare copy includes inscription: "For Catherine, Who lives inside a circle of great readers, and reading, Rick Bragg" at title page.
General note"A Borzoi book."
Acquisitions source Joyner Rare copy Gift of Catherine Billingsley, 2015
LCCN 2007038884

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Collection PN4874.B6625 A3 2008 ✔ Available Request Material

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