The Rubber Knife Gang by Jonna Clark Aprahamian

The Rubber Knife Gang

byJonna Clark Aprahamian

Kobo ebook | September 23, 2013

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The Rubber Knife Gang is a funny, caustic, heart-wrenching series of essays written by a mother raising three boys in the wake of their father’s stunning decline. Amidst the maelstrom of his abuse, alcoholism, mental illness and abandonment, she writes of their plight with humor and pathos, as she charts their struggles and triumphs as they attempt to enter manhood without a map or compass.

The 57,000-word book is comprised of 22 essays that vary in topic, substance and weight yet each is an integral piece of a larger tale of a family left holding the bag on the crumbling American dream in the last days of the decade.  Lying beneath the material loss, is the gaping wound that is fatherlessness.  As the author becomes ever more aware of the deficit in her children’s lives, she does her best to make sense of what is means to be male, and then what masculine goodness entails.  

Title:The Rubber Knife GangFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:Kobo BooksLanguage:English

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