All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2009
Antall sider: 336
Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780061362873
Omtale All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
With the lyrics of a Replacements song running through his head ("Look me in the eye, then tell me that I'm satisfied"), David Giffels--with his wife and infant son in tow--combs the environs of Akron, Ohio, in search of the perfect house for his burgeoning family. The quest ends at the front door of a beautiful but decaying Gilded Age mansion, the once-grand former residence of a rubber-industry executive. It lacks functional plumbing and electricity, leaks rain like a cartoon shack, and is infested with all manner of wildlife. But for a young father at a coming-of-age crossroads, the challenge is precisely the allure.All the Way Home is Giffels's funny, poignant, and confounding journey through the great adventure of restoring a crumbling house on the way to discovering what the words "grown up" and "home" really mean.

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