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Big Guy and Devereaux: : A Father and Son's Journey on the Back Roads of the Heart.

Big Guy and Devereaux: : A Father and Son's Journey on the Back Roads of the Heart.

by C. M. Benefield


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This book chronicles the relationship between Devereaux Meehan, a cantankerous construction worker and his youngest son, nicknamed Big Guy. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Devereaux married Priscilla in 1947. By the time Big Guy was born in 1958, the Meehans already had five other children. The family gets swept up in the turbulent times of the 1960s and after a clash with his children and the death of one son, Devereaux and his son Big Guy grow close as they spend time driving together on the back roads of the American West. After purchasing a remote piece of land in Washington State, Big Guy and Devereaux are brought closer together in an immense landscape that serves to bridge two very different generations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692821923
Publisher: Pleasant View Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

C. "Mike" Benefield is a retired wildland firefighter, and a second generation native Californian who has lived in Washington, Oregon and Utah for over thirty-five years.
Mike has traveled extensively throughout the American West and has written several articles for magazines, including Wildland Firefighter, and High Country News'- Writer's on the Range.
Mike lives with his wife Lorri on 38 acres in Central Oregon. His interests include writing, public lands, rural life and travel.

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