Heroes, a man and his dog, the American landscape, remembered passion, conflict a dying father and a prodigal son, pioneer journals, reflections of a young boy's Eden, a hooker on a corner in West Oakland, love in all its myriad forms these are just a few of the stories revealed within the covers of Body of Work, Dan Strawn's personal collection of six decades of Twentieth Century Americana. Strawn tells his stories through the mediums of poems, family history, serious and humorous nonfiction, and short fiction. Take your pick: civil rights, family history, everyday life, or bits of irony served up on a plate of no-holds-barred satire by a self-professed American contradiction: both cynic and patriot. Open the book and read. You will be entertained and informed; you may even come away with a changed perspective about yourself or your world.But, when I stroke that cool, brown head, I sense A thousand proud men in my veins; men who took lifea#39;s lease And recklessly ... Dad was like that: for no apparent rhyme or reason, Hea#39;d do what you least expect, and mess up the Christmasanbsp;...
|Title||:||Body of Work|
|Author||:||Strawn Dan Strawn|
|Publisher||:||Trafford Publishing - 2009-10|