A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father

by Augusten Burroughs | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1615544852 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFiregirlwing of Annandale, Virginia USA on 4/28/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingFiregirlwing from Annandale, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 28, 2011
From Amazon.com description: “As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we’d ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes…I wasn’t altogether sure about one thing: was it just a dream?”

When Augusten Burroughs was small, his father was a shadowy presence in his life: a form on the stairs, a cough from the basement, a silent figure smoking a cigarette in the dark. As Augusten grew older, something sinister within his father began to unfurl. Something dark and secretive that could not be named.

Betrayal after shocking betrayal ensued, and Augusten’s childhood was over. The kind of father he wanted didn’t exist for him. This father was distant, aloof, uninterested…

And then the “games” began.

With A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs makes a quantum leap into untapped emotional terrain: the radical pendulum swing between love and hate, the unspeakably terrifying relationship between father and son. Told with scorching honesty and penetrating insight, it is a story for anyone who has ever longed for unconditional love from a parent. Though harrowing and brutal, A Wolf at the Table will ultimately leave you buoyed with the profound joy of simply being alive. It’s a memoir of stunning psychological cruelty and the redemptive power of hope.

Journal Entry 2 by wingFiregirlwing at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/9/2011 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA


RABCKing to Ohio. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by guinaveve at Mason, Ohio USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thanks so much for sending this to me. I have been interested in Burroughs ever since reading "Running With Scissors" and have had this on my wish list for a long time. I will read it and pass it on when I am finished.

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