The Resource The hero's body : [a memoir], William Giraldi

The hero's body : [a memoir], William Giraldi

Label
The hero's body : [a memoir]
Title
The hero's body
Title remainder
[a memoir]
Statement of responsibility
William Giraldi
Title variation
memoir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for 'The Hero's Body.' In the tradition of Andre Dubus III's 'Townie,' this is a deep-seeing investigation into two generations of men from the working-class town of Manville, New Jersey, including Giraldi's own forays into obsessive bodybuilding as a teenager, desperate to be worthy of his family's pitiless, exacting codes of manhood. Lauded by 'The New Yorker' for his 'unrelenting, perfectly paced prose,' Giraldi writes here with daring, searing honesty about the fragility and might of the American male. An unflinching memoir of luminous sorrow, a son's tale of a lost father and the ancient family strictures of extreme masculinity, 'The Hero's Body' is a work of lasting beauty by one of our most fearless writers." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giraldi, William
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giraldi, William
  • Giraldi family
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and sons
  • Masculinity
  • New Jersey
Target audience
adult
Label
The hero's body : [a memoir], William Giraldi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780871406668
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016019127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • 216925
  • 5553377
Label
The hero's body : [a memoir], William Giraldi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780871406668
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016019127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • 216925
  • 5553377

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