Odd Man in by Michael Milburn
And Other Essays (First Series--Creative Nonfiction)

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These sixteen essays concern pedagogy, poetry, and Wasp culture: the rules and secrets, the joys and tribulations of belonging. At the heart of these lyrical investigations are the bond between father and son, the weight of expectation and disappointment, and the paralysis of privilege. In his first collection, winner of the First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction, Michael Milburn offers a blessing of patience to his readers. May we do as he has done, may we outlive our youthful indifference to what we are taught by others and embrace our capacity to think for ourselves.

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Milburn is professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Published March 1, 2004 by Mid List Pr. 178 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the most novelistic of the essays, Milburn explores his family life: one piece treats his relationship with his demanding father, a high-powered lawyer, while another tells the story of how Milburn struggled to sustain a close relationship with his young son following divorce and relocation;

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