I've always wanted to write about my childhood growing up in Texas in the early 1960s, and I finally did in Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir. It was not a particularly positive time in my life, but it was one that left a deep impression on me. As such, Dragonfly is not a book for young readers as its content, though not explicitly graphic, is provocative. In two dozen or more brief chapters I explore life in South Texas, in the small cattle town of Falfurrias, where I learned to hunt and fish, ride my bike, play with friends, and survive the wrath of an alcoholic and abusive stepfather. Though not an in-depth character study, Dragonfly grapples with a world that is all too familiar to too many people, offering hope and redemption along the way.
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Subtitle: A Childhood Memoir
Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
Designer: Tom Greensfelder, Greensfelder Design
Publisher: Gyroscope Books, Chicago
Release Date: June 2010
Genre: Childhood Memoir
Age Level: 10 and up
Page Count: 98
ISBN: 978-0-9972524-3-9 (case laminate), list price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-9972524-2-2 (paperback), list price, $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-6178939-4-0 (e-book), list price, $3.99
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