Robert Goolrick begins his memoir of a 1950's Southern childhood, with the death of his father - a man he both loved and hated. After the funeral, Mr.Goolrick slowly opens the door into a world dominated by his self-absorbed, alcoholic and abusive parents; meandering between scenes from his childhood and his adult life. The book's light tone becomes increasingly ominous as the author describes his own alcoholism, drug abuse, mental breakdown and suicide attempt; culminating with the revelation of shocking sexual abuse at the hands of his own father.
Mr Goolrick's story is powerful and disturbing. It is the story of a child's lifelong attempt to win the love of parents who wouldn't love him. Ultimately, it is a survival story. Robert Goolrick is also the author of the best selling book A Reliable Wife. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Sandy @ MPL Central.