The courageous story of Van Meers, born in a home for unwed mothers in Ghent, Belgium, 1930. It is told in her own words in a frank, humorous and down-to-earth manner. She grew up as a qbastardq during the Great Depression, and sees her family and country told apart by prejudice and politics in World War II, and recounts how she struggles to redefine herself in turbulent postwar Europe. Based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Rachel's view of a family qnot-quite-normal, q her amazing strength in the face of abusive and degrading treatment, and her strong faith and upbeat attitude make her story a joy and inspiration to read.There was an accordion player, a drummer, and then they had the tuba, the bass, and they wore little green hats with the feather, brown leather pants, ... had a guitar and a harmonica, and he had a bucket there, and everybody put money in.
|Title||:||Lost in the Fog: Memoir of a Bastard|
|Author||:||Rachel Van Meers, Daniel Chase|
|Publisher||:||Chicago Review Press - 2008-07-01|