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Gravity Hill: A Memoir

Gravity Hill: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Werner, Maximilian

The sound of parenthood is the sigh. So begins Gravity Hill, written from the perspective of a new father seeking hope, beauty, and meaning in an uncertain world. Many memoirs recount the author's experiences of growing up and struggling with demons; Werner's shows how old demons... sometimes return on the heels of something as beautiful as children. Werner's memoir is about growing up, getting older, looking back, and wondering what lies ahead--a process that becomes all the more complicated and intense when parenting is involved. Moving backward and forward between past, present, and future, Gravity Hill does not delineate time so much as collapse it.Werner narrates his struggle growing up in suburban Utah as anon-Mormon and what it took for him, his siblings, and his friends to feel like they belonged. Bonding in separation, they indulged in each other, in natural and urban landscapes, and sometimes in the destructive behaviors that are the native resort of outsidersincluding promiscuous and occasionally violent sexual behavior--and for some, paths to death and suicide. Gravity Hill is the story of the author's descent into and eventual emergence from his dysfunction and into a newfound life. Infused with humor, honesty, and reflection, this literary memoir will resonate with readers young and old.
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ISBN 9781607812425
Released NZ 30 Apr 2013
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781607812425
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 30 Apr 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Werner, Maximilian
Category Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Salt Lake City (Utah), Salt Lake City (Utah) - Social life and customs - 20th century, Werner, Maximilian - Childhood and touth, Werner, Maximilian - Mental health, Teenagers - Utah - Salt Lake City
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly