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Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction

Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction (Hardback)

By Kindred, Dave

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Dave Kindred's extraordinary investigation of the death of his grandson yields a powerful memoir of addiction, grief, and the stories we choose to tell our families and ourselves Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing to wander across America on f...reight train cars and live on the street. Addicted to alcohol most of his short life, and withholding the truth from many who loved him, he never found a way to survive. Through this ordeal, Dave Kindred's love for his grandson has never wavered. Leave Out the Tragic Parts is not merely a reflection on love and addiction and loss. It is a hard-won work of reportage, meticulously reconstructing the life Jared chose for himself--a life that rejected the comforts of civilization in favor of a chance to roam free. Kindred asks painful but important questions about the lies we tell to get along, and what binds families together or allows them to fracture. Jared's story ended in tragedy, but the act of telling it is an act of healing and redemption. This is an important book on how to love your family, from a great writer who has lived its lessons.
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ISBN 9781541757066
Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781541757066
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint PublicAffairs,U.S.
Released 13 Apr 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Kindred, Dave
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Social, Group Or Collective Psychology
Addiction & Therapy
Advice On Parenting
Coping With Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 212mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 362.29092
Weight 360g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Drug addicts - United States, Drug addicts - Family relationships - United States, Kindred, Jared Glenn
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly