Riding on Comets: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Riding on Comets: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/05/2015
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Riding on Comets is the true story of an only child growing up in a working-class family during the 1950s and & 60s.

As the family storyteller, Cat Pleska whispers and shouts about her life growing up around savvy, strong women and hard-working, hard-drinking men. Unlike many family stories set within Appalachia, this story provides an uncommon glimpse into this region: not coal, but an aluminum plant; not hollers, but small-town America; not hillbillies, but a hard-working family with traditional values.

From the dinner table, to the back porch, to the sprawling countryside, Cat Pleska reveals the sometimes tender, sometimes frightening education of a child who listens at the knees of these giants. She mimics and learns every nuance, every rhythm - how they laugh, smoke, cuss, fight, love, and tell stories - as she unwittingly prepares to carry their tales forward, their words and actions forever etched in her mind. And finally, she discovers a life story of her own.

Publisher: West Virginia University Press
ISBN: 9781940425511
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The gifts of Cat Pleska's "Riding on Comets" are many: it is fresh, candid, gently humorous, tautly lyrical, and deeply moving."
Lisa Knopp, "What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte"


"Cat Pleska is a natural storyteller."
Laura Treacy Bentley, author of "The Silver Tattoo" and "Lake Effect"


"In voice, in person, on the radio, on the page, Cat Pleska has for years been one of my favorite writers. I could read this writer s words forever, and still want more."
Diana Hume George, author of "The Lonely Other: ""A Woman Watching America""


"The gifts of Cat Pleska s "Riding on Comets" are many: it is fresh, candid, gently humorous, tautly lyrical, and deeply moving."
Lisa Knopp, "What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte""


"Cat Pleska is a natural storyteller."
Laura Treacy Bentley, author of"The Silver Tattoo"and"Lake Effect""

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