100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir by Kim Stafford

By Kim Stafford

Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest youngsters of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, have been friends. Bret used to be the great son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. during this family members of 2 guardian lecturers, with its intermittent party of “talking recklessly,” there has been a code of silence approximately not easy issues: “Why inform what hurts?” As adolescence pleasures ebbed, this reticence took its toll on Bret, not able to bare his issues. opposed to a backdrop of the Sixties — puritan in the summertime of affection, pacifist within the Vietnam period — Bret grew to become a casualty of his inside conflict and took his existence in 1988. a hundred tips each Boy Can Do casts spells looking for the misplaced brother: mountain climbing the water tower to face bare lower than the moon, cowboys and Indians with actual bullets, breaking into church to play a serenade for God, suffering for romance, and making bail. during this e-book, via a brother’s devotions, the misplaced saint teaches us approximately melancholy, the smooth ancestry of violence, the hunt for harmonious relatives, and eventually the trick of pleasure.

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