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Hero's Body (Reprint) (Paperback) (William Giraldi)

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At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi’s father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero’s Body. In the tradition of Andre Dubus III’s Townie, this is a deep-seeing investigation into two generations of men from the working-class town of Manville, New Jersey, including Giraldi’s own forays into obsessive bodybuilding as a teenager desperate to be worthy of his family’s pitiless, exacting codes of manhood. Lauded by The New Yorker for his “unrelenting, perfectly paced prose,” Giraldi writes here with daring, searing honesty about the fragility and might of the American male. An unflinching memoir of luminous sorrow, a son’s tale of a lost father and the ancient family strictures of extreme masculinity, The Hero’s Body is a work of lasting beauty by one of our most fearless writers.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 265.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: William Giraldi
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2017
TCIN: 51839170
UPC: 9781631492938
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-6074

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