Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

By: Pardlo, Gregory

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From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition. Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four. But when he loses his job following the famous air traffic controllers' strike of 1981, he succumbs to addiction and exhausts the family's money on more and more ostentatious whims. In the face of this troubling model and disillusioned presence in the household, young Gregory rebels. Struggling to distinguish himself on his own terms, he hustles off to Marine Corps boot camp. He moves across the world, returning to the United States only to take a job as a manager-cum-barfly at his family's jazz club.

Title: Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

Author: Pardlo, Gregory

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: USA, Alfred a Knopf Inc: 04/10/2018

ISBN/UPC Number: 1524731765

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781524731762

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8.50 H x 1.00 D x 6.00 W inches

Seller ID: 9781524731762

Keywords: Air Traffic,