Beamish Boy: A Memoir (Paperback)

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“I was raised in a clock tower with bats in the belfry.” So begins Beamish Boy, the harrowing account of Albert Flynn DeSilver¹s inspirational journey from suicidal alcoholic to Poet Laureate and beyond. Though growing up in material privilege in suburban Connecticut in the 1970’s and 80’ s, Albert finds himself whirling through an emotional wasteland void of love, complicated by his mostly absent alcoholic mother, while being raised by a violent Swiss-German governess. A dramatic downgrade in lifestyle right at adolescence inspires a hasty attraction to alcohol, drugs, and a series of increasingly shocking adventures he barely survives; from drunk beneath the
wheels of a car in Connecticut, to the arms of a prostitute in Africa, to lost in a psychedelic therapy cult in California--and finally back to reconnect with the depths of his own heart and soul--Beamish Boy charts a compelling spiritual journey, from violence and self-annihilation to creativity and self-realization.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0966943090
ISBN-13: 9780966943092
Published: The Owl Press, 06/01/2012

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