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A Burden to the Earth Michael J. Sullivan

A Burden to the Earth

Michael J. Sullivan

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ISBN : 9780979621109
Paperback
312 pages
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He learned values from Gunsmoke, ethics from Father Knows Best, and his place in the world from Ozzie & Harriet, but his life turned out much different than any of themA child of the fifties, Elliot Myers believed his parents, his teachers, hisMoreHe learned values from Gunsmoke, ethics from Father Knows Best, and his place in the world from Ozzie & Harriet, but his life turned out much different than any of themA child of the fifties, Elliot Myers believed his parents, his teachers, his priest, and television when they promised him the American dream. Now at forty, and still living with his mother, he knows they all lied. Embittered by being left behind as the world moved ahead, Elliot finds one last chance to free himself of forty years of waiting and makes his first, and final, grasp at life. Set in the early 1990s A Burden to the Earth explores regret over lost innocence, nostalgia for the past, and the cost of dwelling on both.