Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder

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by Travis Nichols
     
 

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Armed only with the address on the back of an old photograph and his grandfather's memories, a young man launches a mission with his girlfriend to reunite his grandfather, an American WWII pilot, with Luddie, the Polish woman who saved him during the war. Through the grandson's letters to Luddie, the saga of a family with a long and storied history emerges.Titled

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Armed only with the address on the back of an old photograph and his grandfather's memories, a young man launches a mission with his girlfriend to reunite his grandfather, an American WWII pilot, with Luddie, the Polish woman who saved him during the war. Through the grandson's letters to Luddie, the saga of a family with a long and storied history emerges.Titled after the U.S. Air Force song, this hypnotic debut explores the legacy of the Greatest Generation from the perspective of Generation Y, the fallout of war through the eyes of a pacifist, and the enduring human desire for love, adventure, truth, and understanding. A tale of soldiers and saviors, of burning and bombing, of fathers and sons and brothers and lovers, this is also the story of what we find when we dare to revisit the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566892704
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
File size:
2 MB

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Born in Iowa, Travis Nichols now lives in Chicago where he is an editor at the Poetry Foundation. A former bookseller and culture critic, his writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Believer, Details, Paste, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Stranger, and Huffington Post.

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Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Curled up near her mothers stomach, purring.
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Im locked out
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