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Nobody"s son

Mark Slouka

Nobody"s son

a memoir

by Mark Slouka

  • 87 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Family secrets,
  • Mothers and sons,
  • Czech Americans,
  • Biography,
  • Family,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • American Authors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark Slouka
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.L697 Z46 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27220329M
    ISBN 100393292304
    ISBN 109780393292305
    LC Control Number2016018257
    OCLC/WorldCa952195755

      Nobody’s Son is a profoundly thorough examination of a family in exile from their beloved homeland and from each other. The author examines layers of neuroses, breaking down his parents’ lives and revealing his mother’s harrowing trips from periods of pure delight into the profound depths of punishing depression and rage.   Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own by Cathy Glass We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

      So the first year I was a father I wrote this book, Nobody’s Son, about a working class hero named Shielder’s Mark. Mark comes out of the sticks, goes on an epic quest, breaks a mighty curse, and gets the hand of a princess in marriage from a grateful king – all by the end of Chapter 2. But it turns out that Happily Ever After is just the beginning.   Book review-Nobodys son, by Cathy Glass. so i just finished cathy glass’s new book called nobodys son. what a fabulous read. i was very moved and i would highly recommend this book to people. this book tells alex’s story. alex was 7 when he came to live with cathy. he had been born to a drug dependent mother, and had been born in prison.

    'Nobody's Son': A Memoir Of Childhood, Immigration And A Mother's Love. Octo • Mark Slouka's new memoir Nobody's Son. It chronicles his family's life in Communist Czechoslovakia. This book suffers from a horrible synopsis in Powell's. I'm not sure if it's the publisher's fault, theirs, or someone else's, but the sum total of information available in the Powell's listing is: The magical tale of the unhappy things that happen to a hero after "happily ever after" — a Canadian Library Association Best Young Adult Novel.


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Brilliant. Never disappoints. Another excellent book by Cathy Glass. I couldn’t put it down. Amazing book I read it in one sitting. Tweets: So beautifully written my heart ached for Alex. Another amazing read. Poignant and touching. A distinguished novelist and short story writer’s memoir about uncovering a painful family past he had “hidden in fiction, story after story, book after book.” Growing up, Slouka (Brewster,etc.) and his mother, Olinka, were “soulmates, a church of two.” She, along with the author’s father, Zdenek, had witnessed the Nazi.

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