The American Dream starts here
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This collection of essays examines a family--created, sustained, and broken--through their lives in a small town, by war, and by each other. Essays include "Highlights From the Apocalypse," in which the narrator examines familial prophecy and tragedy and their place in the context of a culture over-saturated with end-of-days narratives. "This Is the Story of Someone You Should Know" weaves analysis of a Pink Floyd album through the narrator's attempt to define her father. A foreign war bride, and the family she creates as she leaves behind another, is the subject of "I'm Depending On You to Tell ...