Jackson Albright Hilton, an qescapeeq from an oppressive family and a depressive college experience, returned on a near-whim to a small Michigan lake town after eleven years of meandering. He comes under the eaves of a qgreat old houseq where four old women are making a December life together. Jack stumbles over the voids and demanding penetrations of his early life, and is provoked through daily and special occurrences in his exceptional setting to confront his own deep hunger to qcraft a lifeq, find belonging, and now live from qseedsq sowed into his early life. This intimate tale of three-generational interaction covers fifteen months and celebrates perseverance amidst lostness, integrity in spite of phoniness, the redeeming values of human acceptance and warmth, and the significant roles played by average but unique qothersq. Through real-life encounters and in unexpected ways the central person is moved to live qabove assumptions, beyond expectations.q ************ E.A. Laman: I now live in Western Michigan. This close-to-life story (and others stemming from it) effervesced from my work among people in two professions. These pages are my fascinated effort to paint with words what I have seen flooding into and flowing out of real lives in our scrambled world.We were strongly advised to get an old-fashioned one, not a modern automatic washing machine. The 220-volt ... if repairs were needed, neither spare parts nor qualified technicians were available in Alexandria. The machine we chose was the obsolescent type with a simple back- and-forth upright agitator and a wringer with two double rubber rolls. ... Finally we found one in a Sears Roebuck catalog.
|Title||:||Passports to Adventure|
|Author||:||Gordon S. Riess|