THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF BENJAMIN BIRD

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ISBN: 9781644622797 Géneros: Sinópsis: The story of Benjamin Bird is set in Western Oklahoma in the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression Benjamin was born in 1934 the third child of a sharecropper Bens heritage encompasses the history of late nineteenthcentury frontier America for his grandfathers were born in the aftermath of the Civil War His paternal grandfather was the son of a former slave owner and his maternal grandfather the youngest son of a Confederate veteran was from an extended family who for generations had subsisted squatting on public land beyond the edge of the farming frontier Like nomads when the frontier was closed they owned no land Benjamins first memory was when in late 1935 his farm family moved into a tworoom frame shack whose plastered walls were pasted over with 1932 newspaper front pages to seal the cracks Benjamin was a happy boy who found joyous harmony in the natural world on the hardscrabble farm on which they subsisted while the 1932 newspaper headlines kept him inquisitive about the world beyond his boundaries He was secure in the love and support of his parents his brother and his sister Nearby Bens grandparents uncles and aunts and sturdy competitive cousins provided a support system sharing what they had a bloodrelated social security system a workforce during harvest a force to turn to for help in crisis He loved them all and remained loyal to them throughout his formative years even after he detected among them certain blemishes of character even after their occasional hurtful words made him seem inferior even after he began to doubt the infallibility of their fundamentalist religious convictions even after he developed a secret forbidden gripping crush on a handsome roguish older neighbor boy In conflict of conscience will Ben defy his heritage and lose his beloved familys love and support by rejecting their religious fundamentalism Will they condemn him and shun him as a heretic How will Ben cope with
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