The Resource Air traffic : a memoir of ambition and manhood in America, Gregory Pardlo

Air traffic : a memoir of ambition and manhood in America, Gregory Pardlo

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Air traffic : a memoir of ambition and manhood in America
Title
Air traffic
Title remainder
a memoir of ambition and manhood in America
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Pardlo
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, his first work of prose: a deeply felt memoir of a family's bonds and a meditation on race, addiction, fatherhood, ambition, and American culture The Pardlos were an average, middle-class African American family living in a New Jersey Levittown: charismatic Gregory Sr., an air traffic controller, his wife, and their two sons, bookish Greg Jr. and musical-talent Robbie. But when "Big Greg" loses his job after participating in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike of 1981, he becomes a disillusioned, toxic, looming presence in the household--and a powerful rival for young Greg. While Big Greg succumbs to addiction and exhausts the family's money, Greg Jr. rebels--he joins a boot camp for prospective Marines, follows a woman to Denmark, drops out of college again and again, and yields to alcoholism. Years later, he falls for a beautiful, no-nonsense woman named Ginger and becomes a parent himself. Then, he finally grapples with the irresistible yet ruinous legacy of masculinity he inherited from his father. In chronicling his path to recovery and adulthood--Gregory Pardlo gives us a compassionate, loving ode to his father, to fatherhood, and to the frustrating-yet-redemptive ties of family, as well as a scrupulous, searing examination of how African American manhood is shaped by contemporary American life"--
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Title
Air traffic
Creator
Summary
The Pardlos were an average, middle-class African American family living in a New Jersey Levittown: charismatic Gregory Sr., an air traffic controller, his wife, and their two sons, bookish Greg Jr. and musical-talent Robbie. But when "Big Greg" loses his job after participating in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike of 1981, he becomes a disillusioned, toxic, looming presence in the household--and a powerful rival for young Greg. While Big Greg succumbs to addiction and exhausts the family's money, Greg Jr. rebels--he joins a boot camp for prospective Marines,follows a woman to Denmark, drops out of college again and again, and yields to alcoholism
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10639549
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 811/.6
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A737
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of ambition and manhood in America
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a memoir of ambition and manhood in America
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Gregory Pardlo
Air traffic : a memoir of ambition and manhood in America, Gregory Pardlo
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Air traffic : a memoir of ambition and manhood in America, Gregory Pardlo
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"This is a Borzoi book"--Verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 253 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781524731762
Lccn
2017047413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2017047413
  • (OCoLC)1019834845

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
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