The Grass Catcher

The Grass Catcher

A Digression About Home

eBook - 2014
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From early childhood in postwar Blenheim to the remote regions of Bangladesh, from an English boarding school to 1960s Auckland, and from Jordan during the civil war of 1969 & ndash; 70 to family homes full of children, this dazzling book traces the many shifts in Ian Wedde & rsquo; s life. Haunted by the ghosts of his restless German and Scottish great grandparents, and of his wandering parents, Wedde is always looking over his shoulder as he writes. His companion throughout is his twin brother Dave, who shared their first home & mdash; their mother Linda & rsquo; s womb & mdash; and who, as the book ends, hosts a lunch where the brothers raise their glasses to the transit lounges of their lives. Affectionate, funny, sad, analytical, but above all honest, The Grass Catcher is at once a moving personal memoir and an engaging and reflective essay on the nature of memory.
Publisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781776560073
1776560078
9781776560066
177656006X
9781776561166
9780864739384
0864739389
Characteristics: 1 online resource
National Library of New Zealand archived copy,text file,EPUB

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