The canals of mars : a memoir /

The Canals of Mars is a memoir that explores and ponders weakness, which in Gary Fincke's family was the catch-all term for every possible human flaw-physical, psychological, or spiritual. Fincke grew up near Pittsburgh during the 1950s and 1960s, raised by blue-collar parents for whom the prob...

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Main Author: Fincke, Gary.
Format: eBook
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Beginnings; The Ass-End of Everything; The Plagues; Home Remedies; The Canals of Mars; Look Both Ways; The Theory of Dog Shit; God; God of Our Fathers; The Faces of Christ; Say It; The Technology of Paradise; Work; Clemente Stuff; The Handmade Court; In the Bakery; Union Grades; The Theoryof Stinks; Useful Things; Weakness; Going Inside; Subsidence, Mine Fire, Bypass, Golf; Alcohol; Night Vision; Labored Breathing; Plummeting; Endings; My Father Told Me; The Piecework of Writing; Cemeteries; Looking Again: An Epilogue; Acknowledgments.