100 tricks every boy can do: how my brother disappeared

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Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest children of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, were pals. Bret was the good son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. In this family of two parent teachers, with its intermittent celebration of "talking recklessly," there was a code of silence about hard things: "Why tell what hurts?" As childhood pleasures ebbed, this reticence took its toll on Bret, unable to reveal his troubles. Against a backdrop of the 1960s -- puritan in the summer of love, pacifist in the Vietnam era -- Bret became a casualty of his interior war and took his life in 1988. 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do casts spells in search of the lost brother: climbing the water tower to stand naked under the moon, cowboys and Indians with real bullets, breaking into church to play a serenade for God, struggling for love, and making bail. In this book, through a brother's devotions, the lost saint teaches us about depression, the tender ancestry of violence, the quest for harmonious relations, and finally the trick of joy.
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Authors, American
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs
Biography
Brothers
Brothers -- Oregon -- Biography
Electronic books
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General
Oregon
Stafford, Bret, -- 1948-1988
Stafford, Kim Robert
title_display100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared
title_full100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared / Kim Stafford
100 tricks every boy can do : how my brother disappeared [electronic resource] / Kim Stafford
100 tricks every boy can do how my brother disappeared / Kim Stafford
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title_subhow my brother disappeared
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Authors, American
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Brothers
Electronic books
General
LITERARY CRITICISM
Literary
Personal Memoirs
Stafford, Bret
Stafford, Kim Robert