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Gathering Mushroom Clouds In Forecast by Alan Hodgkinson - Paperback - First Edition - 2019 - from Editions Dedicaces and Biblio.com

Gathering Mushroom Clouds In Forecast: A Memoir

by Alan Hodgkinson

Condition: New


Growing up during the height of the Cold War made a dent in my childhood, but there were a series of personal disasters that made a larger dent. I nearly bought the farm from scarlet fever, a black window nearly killed me with it bite, then occurred a boat accident where I barely survived drowning, and our family house burned to the ground, all of this before I became fourteen.


At sixteen I was in a serious car accident which my father blamed on me, and I paced up and left home. I became footloose and fancy-free, transferring from one school to another and working various and sundry jobs around California though the Sixties. My childhood mentor, a neighbor who worked for United Press International told me once that since I was so fond of my paperboy job, I should consider a newspaper career when I grew up. He said that the industry is overrun with those who would sell their own mother downriver for a good story. Someone of such upstanding character and integrity as myself, would be a credit to the Fourth Estate he flattered me.

I took to heart his encouragement. I did love my paperboy job. Becoming a newspaper reporter some day, had the natural feeling of graduating from the school of paperboy. On the other hand I thought, who would want to work daily in the slightest union with a bunch of bottom dwellers, those who would as much stoop to sell their own mother downriver for a story? It turns out, as one major life event after another befalls me over the years, a newspaper career seems fitting.

Meanwhile, between my many paycheck endeavors, I hawked newspapers on the street from LA to 'Frisco.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I've published many short stories and four books. A Sniper's Sun will be my fifth. I have an MFA education in Creative Writing from Colorado State and taught writing and literature at university level. I currently am working on a sixth book, and volunteer to facilitate writing workshops for war veterans in my home of New Mexico.

  • Bookseller: Editions Dedicaces CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 289
  • Title: Gathering Mushroom Clouds In Forecast
  • Author: Alan Hodgkinson
  • Book condition: New
  • Quantity available: 15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 1671666038
  • ISBN 13: 9781671666030
  • Publisher: Editions Dedicaces
  • Place: Montreal
  • Date published: 2019
  • Keywords: Gathering, Mushroom, Clouds, Forecast, Alan, Hodgkinson, Editions Dedicaces
  • Bookseller catalogs: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General;
  • Size: 5.5 x 8.5 in.


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