Company Town Boy: A Memoir

Company Town Boy: A Memoir

by A. R. Coulthard


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Company Town Boy: A Memoir by A. R. Coulthard

Written in the mode of The Last Picture Show, this nonfiction book is an amusing portrayal of mid-twentieth century life in a place The Washington Post called the "archetypal company town" in 1972. Anecdotes that describe such adventures as live B-B gun shootouts, football-frenzied Friday nights, and stealing the accessories for a homemade pool table capture the Happy Days flavor of a bygone era. Other episodes recount such not-so-happy experiences as contending with aggressive rats on the graveyard shift at a dry ice plant, making do minus an outhouse after every Halloween, and surviving a bizarre year at a military college. Readers aren't likely to soon forget the colorful cast of characters ranging from the author's eccentric family members to high-spirited locals.

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ISBN-13: 9781770976795
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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Company Town Boy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny. Entertaining. Will take you back to your childhood.