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Memories from a Sinking Ship
Memories from a Sinking Ship
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Sep.25.2007
  • 9781583227626

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The coming-of-age novel that Barry Gifford was born to write, Memories from a Sinking Ship recounts a uniquely American childhood and adolescence through a boy’s travels with his mother and occasional time spent with an ailing gangster father. Memories from a Sinking Ship completes the spellbinding, largely autobiographical account begun previously in Wyoming and in the memoir The Phantom Father, set against the backdrop of 1950s and 1960s Chicago, the Florida Keys, and New Orleans—an America that has disappeared except in memory.
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The coming-of-age novel that Barry Gifford was born to write, Memories from a Sinking Ship recounts a uniquely American childhood and adolescence through a boy’s travels with his mother and occasional time spent with an ailing gangster father. Memories from a Sinking Ship completes the spellbinding, largely autobiographical account begun previously in Wyoming and in the memoir The Phantom Father, set against the backdrop of 1950s and 1960s Chicago, the Florida Keys, and New Orleans—an America that has disappeared except in memory.

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About Barry

Barry Gifford’s novels have been translated into twenty-eight languages. His book Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the...

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Published Reviews

Nov.20.2007

In The Phantom Father, Mr. Gifford has chosen to go after literary rather than historical effect and, to a degree, to re-mystify his dad. The result, alongside the new material, is a book that...

Dec.13.2007

Barry Gifford’s new collection of stories, Sailor’s Holiday, is a kind of sequel to Wild at Heart, his 1990 novel. … Lula, the heroine of Wild at Heart was given to pet aphorisms...