What We Lost: Based on a True Story

What We Lost: Based on a True Story by Dale Peck

Title: What We Lost: Based on a True Story
Author: Dale Peck
ISBN10: 0618251286
ISBN13: 978-0618251285
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (November 3, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Size PDF: 1398 kb
Size Fb2: 1820 kb
Rating: 3.6/5
Votes: 357
Pages: 240 pages
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What We Lost: Based on a True Story by Dale Peck


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In the haunting new book by the acclaimed author of Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, a young man must choose between his troubled family and the new home he loves. Dale Peck, Sr., grew up poor in rural Long Island in the 1950s, sharing a one-room house with seven brothers and sisters, an abusive mother, and an alcoholic father haunted by his past. When, at fourteen, Dale is more or less kidnapped by his father and taken to his uncle's farm in upstate New York, the change wrought by the move is remarkable. Thriving on the farm, Dale develops a loving relationship with his uncle Wallace, and for the first time he knows contentment. But when Dale's mother demands that he return, he is forced to choose between his broken family and the land and uncle he has come to love. It is a decision that will determine his future and the legacy he will pass on to his own son. What We Lost is a coming-of-age story that startles in its immediacy and lack of sentimentality. Refracting his father's past through the prism of his own vivid imagination, the author Dale Peck forges a bridge between generations and reveals the dark secrets at the heart of family.