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Hole in the Sky: A Memoir

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  • Seller:Hedrick Sales
  • Sales Rank:548,304
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:238
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):8.8 x 6 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:June 1, 1993
  • ISBN:0679740066
  • EAN:9780679740063
  • ASIN:0679740066
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Synopsis
William Kittredge's stunning memoir is at once autobiography, a family chronicle, and a Westerner's settling of accounts with the land he grew up in. This is the story of a grandfather whose single-minded hunger for property won him a ranch the size of Delaware but estranged him from his family; of a father who farmed with tractors and drainage ditches but consorted with movie stars; and of Kittredge himself, who was raised by cowboys and saw them become obsolete, who floundered through three marriages, hard drinking, and madness before becoming a writer. Host hauntingly, Hole in the Sky is an honest reckoning of the American myth that drove generations of Americans westward -- and what became of their dream after they reached the edge.

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