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Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son

Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son
Author: Adam Hochschild
ISBN 13: 9780618439201
ISBN 10: 61843920
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2005-01-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
List Price: $14.95

From the author of the best-selling King Leopold's Ghost, this haunting and deeply honest memoir tells of Adam Hochschild's conflicted relationship with his father, the head of a multinational mining corporation. The author lyrically evokes his privileged childhood on an Adirondack estate, a colorful uncle who was a pioneer aviator and fighter ace, and his first explorations of the larger world he encountered as he came of age in the tumultuous 1960s. But above all this is a story of a father and his only son and of the unexpected peace finally made between them.


Adam Hochschild...knows well that the past lives on within us, unshakeable, in our dreams as well as in our waking life. With skill and knowledge, he charts his father's strange but liberating transformation in character after his wife's death. The stories he tells are in themselves remarkable, but his telling makes them doubly so.