The Last Street Before Cleveland: An Accidental Pilgrimage

Joe Mackall

Collana: Class in America
Anno: 2014
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 160 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 140 mm
  • EAN: 9780803254749
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The old neighborhood was the place Joe Mackall left. It was a place where everyone's parents worked at the factory at the dead end of the street, where the Catholic church and school operated like a religious city hall, and where a boy like Joe grew up vowing to get out as soon as he could and to shed his blue-collar beginnings and failed, flawed religion. When the mysterious death of a childhood friend draws him back to the last street before Cleveland, however, he discovers that there is more to "old haunts" than mere words-and more to severing one's roots than just getting away. The Last Street Before Cleveland chronicles Mackall's descent into his past: the story of how, looking for answers about his lost friend, he stumbles on larger questions about himself. With clear-eyed candor, Mackall describes the resurfacing of dormant demons, the opening of the old chasms of depression and addiction, and the discovery, at rock bottom, of a flickering faith that casts a surprising light over everything that has come before. Mackall's is, finally, a story about life-lived and lost, given and earned.