By David Payne
A courageous publication with attractive sentences on each page.”New York Times
Piercing...a journey de force.”Los Angeles Times
In 2000, whereas relocating his loved ones from Vermont to North Carolina, David Payne watched from his rearview reflect as his more youthful brother, George A., using at the back of him in a two-man convoy of condo vehicles, misplaced regulate of his motor vehicle, fishtailed, flipped over within the street, and died immediately. quickly thereafter, David’s existence hit a downward spiral. His profession got here to a standstill, his marriage disintegrated, and his consuming went from a cocktail-hour indulgence to a full-blown dependancy. He discovered himself haunted not just through George A.’s loss of life, but additionally via his brother’s manic melancholy, a hereditary ailment that overlaid a depressing kin background whose roots now gripped David.
Barefoot to Avalon is Payne’s earnest and unflinching account of George A. and their boyhood footrace that lasted lengthy into their maturity, defining their courting and their lives. As common because it is intimate, this is often a great memoir of brotherhood, of sibling rivalries and sibling love, and of the torments a kinfolk can carry silent and hold throughout generations.
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