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Author Nolan, James, 1947- author.

Title Flight risk : memoirs of a New Orleans bad boy / James Nolan.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  813.54 NOL    AVAILABLE
Description 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Contents Running ever since -- Sixty-eight -- The unspoken -- The old country -- Paper sparrows and the back sexton -- A fanatic heart -- The diamond question mark -- The open road -- Away at sea -- Stairway to paradise -- The garden of Eden -- What was behind the green door -- Scene of the crime: a love story -- First morning -- I'll be watching you -- The dream act -- About to storm -- Our hell in high water -- Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row -- Black and white, with brown water all over -- At the end of the open road -- Hope chest -- Alone in the urban museum -- Parchment and laptop -- The middle of nowhere -- One year and a day: a recipe for gumbo and mourning.
Summary "Nolan, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, offers up an intimate portrait both of his insular hometown and his generation's counterculture. Flight runs as a theme throughout the book, which begins with Nolan's escape from the gothic mental hospital to which his parents committed the teenaged poet during the tumult of 1968. This breakout is followed by the self-styled revolutionary's hair-raising flight from a Guatemalan jail, and years later, by the author's bolt from China, where he ditched his teaching position and collectivist ideals"
Subject Nolan, James, 1947-
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Other Form: Online version: Nolan, James, 1947- Flight risk. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017 9781496811288 (DLC) 2016058393
Standard No. 40027000957
ISBN 9781496811271 (hardcover ;) (acid-free paper)
1496811275 (hardcover ;) (acid-free paper)
9781496811288 (epub single)
9781496811295 (epub inst.)
9781496811301 (pdf single)
9781496811318 (pdf inst.)

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