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  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Language:English
  • Pages:218
  • eBook ISBN:9781667897547
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667897530

Seeking a Life

Out of Pennsylvania's Mill Hunky Madness

by David Brayshaw

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It's been said that if you want to know what to do to make your life better, it's always good to begin at the beginning, to take a good look at the elements of your life to understand how the foundation was constructed, what event occurred to force a dramatic change in direction. That spot is easy to see for David. An event took place in his life at an early age, but it was so difficult to escape its grip. Finally, he is out on his own, as poor as a pauper, hoping for a better life and a better outlook.
After a highly devastating event in his youth, the writer, joined by his three siblings, is dragged with them through eastern American towns and cities by their nomadic parents whose alcoholism forces constant evictions. Seven schools in eight years he endured with a sojourn so pure and peaceable as to not be believed. Developments force his return to his unstable family, but eventually he grows to an age when he can determine his future. This is the story of his ever-evolving transformation.
About the author

With expressive honesty and dramatic bent, David Brayshaw has crafted an expansive and compelling memoir that spans five decades. It tells the story of a boy plagued by turmoil, and his siblings, whose lives are profoundly troubled and in dire need of rescue. The author delves into the violent and dark past of his broken family, and with an unflinching eye for detail, weaves a complex life story that gives voice to the entanglements and complexities of family relationships, the burdens of the past and endless present, encompassed in an intense desire to be free. The result is a shocking and unforgettable narrative that captures the power of the human spirit against increasing odds.

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