Titolo: Cogan's Woods
Casa editrice: Pruett Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: The tale begins with author and his father journeying from their home in a white Mercury to a largely fictional land beyond Maysville, Kentucky, where both father and son were born. This annual commute is ostensibly for the purpose of hunting squirrels, but they are seeking more, and in doing so they discover solace and legends in those wet, foggy woods above the Ohio River and in the lovable characters they discover there and in the nearby town of Persimmon Gap. Cogan's Woodsoffers a fond look back at 1960s small-town America: sweating red metal Coca-Cola coolers filled with bottled soft drinks whose caps are imbedded outside the store in an asphalt apron paved with hundreds of flattened bottle caps, country stores where old timers of various shapes and sizes leaned into their stories, fresh-picked tomatoes that were still warm and tasted of the sun, and legendary baseball teams like the Undefeated Persimmon Gap Bobcats.
Ellis offers lasting images and sensory paintings, all gleaned from this land where he and his father traveled, hunted, and rested. In the end, it is this simple mantra, offered first by a gravedigger and later by his dying father that settles into the boy's heart: It's important to remember, it's so important to remember.
Dal risvolto interno: "When we were certain we had absorbed enough of this place, as much as we felt we needed to keep us strong until our next trip upriver, we made our way up the hill toward the Mercury, moving at a steady pace to stay a little ahead of the darkness and of the memories that lived in the deep, soft shadows out there."-from Chapter Nine, "Advancing Shadows"
Cogan's Woods is a fond remembrance of a journey taken each August in the family Mercury, with the author and his father cruising toward dawn and the big woods in the imagined country of Belden County, Kentucky. While on these hunting trips, the father would convey his legacy to the boy as they explored the foggy woods in the hills above the Ohio River and the nearby town of Persimmon Gap.
This lyrical account of a beloved time and place celebrates a father-son relationship nurtured by a landscape that shapes the men and draws them back year after year. In the end, what settles into the author's heart is this simple mantra, shared with him first by an old gravedigger through a haze of lantern smoke and then years later by his dying father in a darkened room: "It's important to remember, it's so important to remember."
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