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    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

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Using letters and other family documents, Frazier reconstructs two hundred years of middle-class life, visiting small towns his ancestors lived in, reading books they read, and discovering the larger forces of history that affected them. He observes some of them during the British raid on Danbury, Connecticut, in the Revolutionary War; he follows others west as they pioneer in the wilderness of Ohio and Indiana; he visits the battlefields where they fought the Civil War. Frazier interviews old-timers, uncles, aunts, cousins, maids, and a beer-store owner who knew his dad. He pursues the family saga in aspect from trivial to grand, hoping for "a meaning that would defeat death." Family is a poetic epic of facts, a chronicle of Protestant culture's rise and fall, a memorial, and a revised view of American history as romantic as it is cold-eyed.

About the Author

Ian Frazier lives in Montclair, New Jersey. His books include Great Plains, On the Rez, Family, The Fish's Eye, and Coyote v. Acme.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420598
Author:
Frazier, Ian
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Subject:
Norwalk
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
General History
Subject:
City and town life -- United States.
Subject:
Norwalk (Ohio) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Customs
Subject:
Traditions
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Series Volume:
01-I
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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