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Justin Taylor in Conversation With Tracy O’Neill

July 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

When Justin Taylor was 30, his father, Larry, drove to the top of the Nashville airport parking garage to take his own life. Thanks to the intervention of family members, he was not successful, but the incident would forever transform how Taylor thinks of his father, and how he thinks of himself as a son. Moving back and forth in time from that day, Riding With the Ghost (Random House) captures the past’s power to shape, strengthen, and distort our visions of ourselves and one another. We see Larry as the middle child in a chilly Long Island family; as a beloved Little League coach who listens to kids with patience and curiosity; as an unemployed father struggling to keep his marriage together while battling long-term illness and depression. At the same time, Taylor explores how the work of confronting a family member’s story forces a reckoning with your own. With raw intimacy, Taylor’s new book lays bare the joys and burdens of loving a troubled family member. It’s a memoir about fathers and sons, teachers and students, faith and illness, and the pieces of our loved ones that we carry with us. Taylor will be joined in conversation by Tracy O’Neill, author of Quotients.

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Date:
July 31, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Online
N/A
Portland, OR 97207

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Phone:
503-228-4651
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