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The Life of Mikey : a memoir / Michael K. Willis.

Willis, Michael K. (Author).
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Macon County Public Library B WILLIS (Text) 39493108157100 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/07/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780999006429 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0999006428 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: xvi, 283 pages ; 24 cm.

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Formatted Contents Note: The Beginning - Haywood County - Macon County - Mount Hope - Moore's Old Place - Saint John's - The Mount Hope Parsonage - Cartoogechaye Elementary School - Seminary - Cartoogechaye Creek and the Woods - Southern Baptists - James Chapel - Preachers - Meals at the Willis Home - The Chicken Mother Fried - All Kinds of Routines - Outings and Trips - Television and Rock and Roll - Oakley - Cypress Drive - The Cypress Drive Boys - Oakley Elementary School - Entertainment - Road Trips - The Oakley Parsonage - Edgewood - Return to Mount Hope - Franklin High School - Ann Perry - Moving On - A Year Like No Other - Farewell to Mount Hope - Epilogue - About the Author.
Summary, etc.: Michael "Mikey" K. Willis can split his life into two periods: before and after 1962. Before 1962, Mikey's life consists of running wild and hiding from his parents in rural Macon County, North Carolina. His father, the pastor of the local Baptist church, is physically abusive. His mother is just as bad. It is only Mikey's determination and his sense of humor that get him through these harsh days of childhood. Then in 1962, his father is offered a position at a church in Asheville, North Carolina, and the entire family is uprooted. To young Mikey, who has never known anything but rural Appalachia, Asheville is a world of endless possibilities. In this bittersweet coming-of-age story, Willis chronicles his adolescence in Asheville and his surprising homecoming in Macon County, after friendship, first loves, and important revelations have led him down a path far different, and far removed, from his fathers.--back
Subject: Willis, Michael K.
Teenage boys > North Carolina > Biography.
Coming of age > North Carolina.
> North Carolina > Biography.

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