An unconventional family idyll set on a gentleman's farm in Pennsylvania in the 1930s, "Once: As It Was" is a vibrant pastoral memoir that mixes unsentimentality with childhood innocence in a moving story that builds to a spine-tingling confrontation. ""Of all my far back memories two remain most vivid, as if they had just happened. The first is of an incident that occurred in a few minutes' time; the second, a matter of months. The first happening surely was the key to my survival of the second...."" So begins, veiled in ...

Once: As It Was 2007, New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780811216609

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