Eddie's Bastard

by William Kowalski | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0061098256 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingawaywithfairieswing of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 12/11/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingawaywithfairieswing from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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"Eddie's Bastard" is William Amos Mann IV, known as Billy - the son of a heroic pilot killed in Vietnam and an unknown woman. The last in a line of proud, individualistic Irish-American men, Billy is discovered in a basket at the door of the dilapidated mansion where his bitter, hard-drinking grandfather, Thomas Mann, has exiled himself. Astonished and moved by the arrival of his unexpected progeny, Thomas sets out to raise the boy himself - on a diet of love, fried baloney, and the fascinating lore of their shared heritage. Listening to his sets out to capture the stories on paper. He is a Mann, Grandpa reminds him daily, and thus destined for greatness.

Through the tales of his ancestors, his own experiences, and the unforgettable characters who enhance and enliven his adolescence, Billy learns of bravery and cowardice, of life and death, of the heart's capacity for love and for unremitting hatred, eventually grasping the meaning of family and history and their power to shape destiny. Steeped in imagery and threaded with lyricism, Eddie's Bastard is a novel of discovery, of a young man's emergence into the world, and the endless possibilities it offers.

Released 5 mos ago (12/12/2018 UTC) at Book Face, Macarthur Square in Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia

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Left at the book exchange outside Liquorland and Coles on level 3.

Release #36 for the 2018 What's in a Name? Challenge.

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