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The Resource Burning fence : a Western memoir of fatherhood, Craig Lesley

Burning fence : a Western memoir of fatherhood, Craig Lesley

Label
Burning fence : a Western memoir of fatherhood
Title
Burning fence
Title remainder
a Western memoir of fatherhood
Statement of responsibility
Craig Lesley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Burning Fence, acclaimed novelist Craig Lesley turns his keen eye toward two difficult fathers and an alcohol-damaged Indian foster child, Craigsown s̥on, ̲Wade. Abandoned by his shell-shocked father, Rudell, Craig grew up with his stepfather, Vern, a tough, controlling railroader. When events turned nasty, Craig, his mother, and his baby sister fled on the night train and arrived at an Indian reservation where his mother found work. Decades later, convinced he would be a better father than Rudell or Vern, Craig takes in the troubled Wade. But desperation over Wades violent acts motivates Craig to seek out Rudell in remote Monument, Oregon. Craig hopes his father, a reclusive coyote trapper and poacher, will help raise his disturbed grandson. There Craig meets his colorful half-brother, Ormand, a would-be East Coast hit man, now b̥orn again. ̲Skillfully capturing the rural humor, rugged characters, and hardscrabble life of Eastern Oregon, Burning Fence presents a searing reflection on fatherhood and offers remarkable insight into the landscape of the Western heart
Summary
The author recounts his paternal relationships, as well as his own experiences of parenthood, in a memoir that describes his father's abandonment, the abuse of his stepfather, and his fostering of a troubled Native American boy
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
Biography type
autobiography
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162696
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a western memoir of fatherhood
Label
Burning fence : a Western memoir of fatherhood, Craig Lesley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312318468
Lccn
2005047054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm59011586
  • OCoLC
Label
Burning fence : a Western memoir of fatherhood, Craig Lesley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312318468
Lccn
2005047054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm59011586
  • OCoLC

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