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Leave Out the Tragic Parts

Audiobook
Dave Kindred's extraordinary investigation of the death of his grandson yields a powerful memoir of addiction, grief, and the stories we choose to tell our families and ourselves

Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing to wander across America on freight train cars and live on the street. Addicted to alcohol most of his short life, and withholding the truth from many who loved him, he never found a way to survive.

Through this ordeal, Dave Kindred's love for his grandson has never wavered.

Leave Out the Tragic Parts is not merely a reflection on love and addiction and loss. It is a hard-won work of reportage, meticulously reconstructing the life Jared chose for himself—a life that rejected the comforts of civilization in favor of a chance to roam free.

Kindred asks painful but important questions about the lies we tell to get along, and what binds families together or allows them to fracture. Jared's story ended in tragedy, but the act of telling it is an act of healing and redemption. This is an important book on how to love your family, from a great writer who has lived its lessons.


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Publisher: Hachette Book Group Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549163142
  • File size: 201006 KB
  • Release date: February 2, 2021
  • Duration: 06:58:45

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549163142
  • File size: 201028 KB
  • Release date: February 2, 2021
  • Duration: 07:03:44
  • Number of parts: 6

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Dave Kindred's extraordinary investigation of the death of his grandson yields a powerful memoir of addiction, grief, and the stories we choose to tell our families and ourselves

Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing to wander across America on freight train cars and live on the street. Addicted to alcohol most of his short life, and withholding the truth from many who loved him, he never found a way to survive.

Through this ordeal, Dave Kindred's love for his grandson has never wavered.

Leave Out the Tragic Parts is not merely a reflection on love and addiction and loss. It is a hard-won work of reportage, meticulously reconstructing the life Jared chose for himself—a life that rejected the comforts of civilization in favor of a chance to roam free.

Kindred asks painful but important questions about the lies we tell to get along, and what binds families together or allows them to fracture. Jared's story ended in tragedy, but the act of telling it is an act of healing and redemption. This is an important book on how to love your family, from a great writer who has lived its lessons.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Book Group
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549163142
    File size: 201006 KB
    Release date: February 2, 2021
    Duration: 06:58:45

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549163142
    File size: 201028 KB
    Release date: February 2, 2021
    Duration: 07:03:44
    Number of parts: 6

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English