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No nostalgic story of the nice previous days, Robert Peters’s reminiscences of his early life vividly evoke the melancholy on a hardscrabble farm close to Eagle River:  Dad using the Vilas County reduction truck, Lars the Swede freezing to dying on his porch, the embarassment of commencement in a go well with from welfare.  The difficult efforts to place fish and potatoes and blueberries at the desk are punctuated by way of occasional pleasures:  the Memorial Day party, swimming at Perch Lake, the county reasonable with Mother’s prizes for jam and the unique delights of the midway.  Peters’s clear-eyed memoir unearths a poet’s eye for wealthy and stark aspect at the same time a boy of twelve.

“Peters misses not anything, from the main points of the town’s Fourth of July get together to the reason and influence of a tender cousin’s suicide to the calibrations of racism towards Indians that used to be so appropriate then.  it's a attention-grabbing, unsentimental examine a bit of our past.”—Margaret E. Guthrie, New York occasions ebook Review

“It’s not likely that the other modern poet and pupil as special has risen from really so humble beginnings as Robert Peters.  Born and raised by way of semiliterate mom and dad on a subsistence farm in northeastern Wisconsin, Peters lived harrowingly as regards to the eventual stuff of his poetry—the dependency of people on animal lives, the inexplicable and usual heroism and baseness of individuals dealing with severe stipulations, the urgency of actual desire.  .  .  .  Sterling youth memoirs.”—Booklist

“Robert Peters has written a memoir exemplary simply because he insists at the particular, at the own and the local.  it's also greatly pleasant to learn, and it's one of the so much actual bills of youth and early life I know—a Wisconsin David Copperfield!”—Thom Gunn

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