Hole in the Sky A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0679740066
ISBN-13: 9780679740063
Edition: N/A
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Falling
Territory
The Shattered Piano
Interlude
The Promise of Generations
The Beautiful House
Who Owns the West?
Sleeping Alone
Selling Out
Interlude
Paradise All Around

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