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Road Song

Road Song
Author: Natalie Kusz
ISBN 13: 9780374528270
ISBN 10: 374528276
Edition: Stated First Edition
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1990-10-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 258
List Price: $21.00

"Riveting--Kusz's gifts as a writer, her original voice and sparkling perceptions, give this memoir the literary precision of a novel."--Los Angeles Times

Publishers Weekly

In 1969, at the age of six, the author and her three siblings moved from Los Angeles to Alaska with their parents, who longed to live in the wilderness. Beset by poverty and hardship during the first winter, they were also victims of tragedy when a neighbor's sled dog attacked Kusz and tore away one side of her face, including an eye. She recounts the story of the years that followed, when she underwent reconstructive surgery, became a teenage mother and with her family struggled to eke out an existence in a harsh and difficult environment. They endured the long Alaskan winters in a trailer, built a house and determinedly remained together as a family. Eschewing sentimentality and self-pity, Kusz paints a moving portrait of herself and her funny and heroic family in this engrossing, poetically written memoir. (Oct.)