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Dreaming of Columbus : A Boyhood in the Bronx Michael Pearson

Dreaming of Columbus : A Boyhood in the Bronx

Michael Pearson

Published March 31st 1999
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Kindle Edition
218 pages
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A moving memoir, Dreaming of Columbus illuminates place as a force that shapes lives. With recollection and reportage, Michael Pearson re-creates the Bronx of the 1950s and 60s, the place of his youth, that precisely known world, safe andMoreA moving memoir, Dreaming of Columbus illuminates place as a force that shapes lives. With recollection and reportage, Michael Pearson re-creates the Bronx of the 1950s and 60s, the place of his youth, that precisely known world, safe and claustrophobic, an Irish Catholic culture filled with light and shadows. The driving force behind Pearsons story is its people - an enigmatic father, a steadfast mother, an eccentric and influential writing teacher, the boys and girls who shared his neighborhood, the high school girl who shared his vision and his life - and the books that made escape and return seem possible.