Hope in Leaving
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Hope in Leaving

A Memoir
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ISBN-13:
9781609806736
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Barbara Williams
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Handsome Jack is a logger, nomad,and born dreamer. His young wife, Simone,has too many kids and never enough moneyto support or protect them. The family keepson the move, shedding a grand total of twenty-seven homes. Their first child, Randy, issensitive and brilliant and bold, protector ofhis younger siblings, the fearless star of theirchildhood adventures and misadventuresuntil something snaps inside him. The second child who comes a year after him, ournarrator Barbara, is the lucky one, who candream of getting out. Every time the familyrelocates, she feels ';the hope in leaving anddoing better next time.'Poverty, mental illness, sexual abuse,and injustice pursue them wherever they go.They live small-town life hard and suffer,most of all Randy. The great surprise ofTheHope in Leavingisn't that these characters descend increasingly into isolation and strife,but that despite this they remain a family,that there is always the spark of wit in theirbanter, and a kind of closeness no matterwhat happens, even a sense of normalcy.Gradually, the reader comes to understandwhyThe Hope in Leavingis a book that had to bewritten. In it, Williams proves beyond doubtthat there is one thing that can survive theworst of life and even death itself: love without judgment.
Handsome Jack is a logger, nomad,and born dreamer. His young wife, Simone,has too many kids and never enough moneyto support or protect them. The family keepson the move, shedding a grand total of twenty-seven homes. Their first child, Randy, issensitive and brilliant and bold, protector ofhis younger siblings, the fearless star of theirchildhood adventures and misadventuresuntil something snaps inside him. The second child who comes a year after him, ournarrator Barbara, is the lucky one, who candream of getting out. Every time the familyrelocates, she feels ';the hope in leaving anddoing better next time.'Poverty, mental illness, sexual abuse,and injustice pursue them wherever they go.They live small-town life hard and suffer,most of all Randy. The great surprise ofTheHope in Leavingisn't that these characters descend increasingly into isolation and strife,but that despite this they remain a family,that there is always the spark of wit in theirbanter, and a kind of closeness no matterwhat happens, even a sense of normalcy.Gradually, the reader comes to understandwhyThe Hope in Leavingis a book that had to bewritten. In it, Williams proves beyond doubtthat there is one thing that can survive theworst of life and even death itself: love without judgment.

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