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House of prayer no. 2 [electronic resource] : A Writer's Journey Home. Mark Richard.

Richard, Mark. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385534062 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: A memoir of extraordinary power by an award-winning author. Mark Richard tells the story of his American South, with its heady Gothic mix of racial tension and religious fervor--and of how writing helped him find his way in the world. Mark Richard grew up as an only child in Southampton County, Virginia. His father gave up a career at NASA to become a solitary forester, whose flashes of wit were matched only by his hair-trigger temper. Mark's Cajun mother was often preoccupied with moody searches for spiritual enlightenment. Their son was born with hip defects and diagnosed as retarded. Richard was called a "special child" and he spent years in charity hospitals popu­lated by children from the poorest neighborhoods. After several surgeries, Mark became the youngest radio disc jockey in America, and later worked as a deckhand on ocean-going trawlers, an aerial photographer, private investi­gator, a bartender, and a country ham wholesaler, to...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Anchor, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2312 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Religion & Spirituality.
Travel.
Genre: Electronic books.

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