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Grand Central Pub
Warren Spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctor's office in Milledgeville, Georgia, on the first Saturday of December, 1956. His father died shortly afterward, long before Spooner had even a memory of his face, and was replaced eventually by a once-brilliant young naval officer, Calmer Ottosson, recently court-martialed out of service. This is the story of the lifelong tie between the two men, poles apart, of Spooner's troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, violent and troubled adulthood and Calmer Ottosson's inexhaustible patience, undertaking a life-long struggle to salvage his step-son, a man he will never understand.

Baker & Taylor
Losing his father shortly after birth, Warren Spooner endures a troubled childhood and an even more troubled young adulthood that is marked by his dishonorably discharged stepfather, whose inexhaustible patience is tested by the difficult Warren.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446540735
Characteristics: 469 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 19, 2013

Well written, great character description of father and son; lot of humanity in them.

JCLMELODYK Jun 20, 2013

Spooner, where would you be without Calmer? Dexter is hilarious in this autobiographical story. If we could each be someone's Calmer we will not have lived in vain. Great story about the love of a stepfather for his stepson

Aug 08, 2010

Smart sense of humor! Highly recommended.


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