By David Payne
A courageous booklet 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 replicate as his more youthful brother, George A., riding in the back of him in a two-man convoy of condominium vans, misplaced keep an eye on of his car, fishtailed, flipped over within the highway, and died immediately. quickly thereafter, David’s lifestyles hit a downward spiral. His occupation 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 by way of George A.’s loss of life, but additionally by way of his brother’s manic melancholy, a hereditary disease that overlaid a dismal relatives historical past 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 dating and their lives. As common because it is intimate, this can be a good memoir of brotherhood, of sibling rivalries and sibling love, and of the torments a relatives can carry silent and hold throughout generations.
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