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The Resource The light years : a memoir, Chris Rush

The light years : a memoir, Chris Rush

Label
The light years : a memoir
Title
The light years
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Chris Rush
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: "This is sacrament. You are one of us now." After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tuscon to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels -- from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence -- it is a miracle he is still alive. His book is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy’s story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself
Summary
A coming-of-age memoir documents the author's descent into the counterculture of the 1970s, relating his preadolescent exposure to LSD, his teenage pursuit of kinship in the communes of the American West, and the factors that nearly ended his life
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10765932
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rush, Chris
Dewey number
  • 700.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rush, Chris
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
Label
The light years : a memoir, Chris Rush
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages :
Isbn
9780374294410
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018020669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035215411
Label
The light years : a memoir, Chris Rush
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages :
Isbn
9780374294410
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018020669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035215411

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