By Jay Varner

ISBN-10: 1565126092

ISBN-13: 9781565126091

A “painful and poignant” memoir of the author’s father, a heroic firefighter—and his grandfather, a serial arsonist (USA Today).
whilst Jay Varner, clean out of faculty, returns domestic to important Pennsylvania to paintings for the neighborhood newspaper, he understands he'll need to care for the stories of a formative years haunted via a grandfather who was once either menacing and comical, and of his fire-chief father, a neighborhood hero who died too younger. In digging into the prior, Varner uncovers layers of secrets and techniques, lies, and half-truths. it is just while he eventually has the reality in hand that he involves comprehend the forces that drove his father, and the fires that he, regardless of all his efforts, may by no means extinguish.
“Unadorned yet shiny, Varner’s coming-of-age tale unravels family members secrets and techniques approximately firefighting and arson. It’s painful and poignant . . . [Varner] reminds us that few lives, even these we expect we all know most sensible, are simply understood.” —USA Today
“At its center, the e-book is ready the best way we spend part our lives attempting to comprehend the folks who introduced us into this world . . . [Varner’s] writing is reporterly with stunning lyrical flourishes.” —Time Out Chicago

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