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The Resource 100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared, Kim Stafford

100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared, Kim Stafford

Label
100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared
Title
100 tricks every boy can do
Title remainder
how my brother disappeared
Statement of responsibility
Kim Stafford
Title variation
One hundred tricks every boy can do
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest children of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, were pals. Bret was the good son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. In this family of two parent teachers, with its intermittent celebration of "talking recklessly," there was a code of silence about hard things: Why tell what hurts? As childhood pleasures ebbed, this reticence took its toll on Bret, unable to reveal his troubles. Against a backdrop of the 1960s - puritan in the summer of love, pacifist in the Vietnam era - Bret became a casualty of his interior war and took his life in 1988. 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do casts spells in search of the lost brother: climbing the water tower to stand naked under the moon, cowboys and Indians with real bullets, breaking into church to play a serenade for God, struggling for love, and making bail. In this book, through a brother's devotions, the lost saint teaches us about depression, the tender ancestry of violence, the quest for harmonious relations, and finally the trick of joy."--
  • ""Interrogates memory to find a brother lost to suicide, portraying two boys against the backdrop of an atypical 1950s American family. Their father, a poet and pacifist, occupies a large presence in their lives as they forge identities together and apart, and ultimately through loss"--Provided by publisher"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stafford, Kim Robert
Dewey number
818.5403
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T23
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Suicide victims
  • Bereavement
  • Brothers
  • Stafford, Kim Robert
  • Stafford, Bret
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Label
100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared, Kim Stafford
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777661269
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781595341365
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012019210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021346863
System control number
(OCoLC)777661269
Label
100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared, Kim Stafford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777661269
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781595341365
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012019210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021346863
System control number
(OCoLC)777661269

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