Read Epilogue: A Memoir Online Free - For Will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning. After losing his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father’s estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a closely guarded secret his father had meant to keep: he’d had another family entirely, a wife and two sons.
Setting out to find his half-brothers, Boast struggles to reconcile their family history with his own and to begin a chapter of his life he never imagined. “Riveting, soulful, and courageously told” (Maggie Shipstead), Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s journey through grief in search of a new, unexpected love.
|Title||:||Epilogue: A Memoir|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
January 23, 2015
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January 04, 2015
This was an incredibly moving, beautifully written memoir. I was in the same class in high school as Rory and was in concert band with Will. It was so fascinating to read his thoughts about where we grew up-I echoed so many of them. I remember the terrible accident that Rory was in, they were my...
June 18, 2014
I received an ARC copy of this book as a goodreads First Reads giveaway.
This is a beautifully written memoir of a life that has seen multiple tragedies, and also some surprises that have changed that life for the better. Author Will Boast has gone through the painful process of examining the comp...
April 14, 2015
I recently quit a book I was only a few chapters into because I hated it so much - I rarely RARELY do this, and I think it's the only reason I forced myself to finish this one. I'm pretty sure I got this off a best seller list, but I'm not really sure why. It just was...boring. And for a book tha...
January 23, 2015
From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week:
Jamie Parker reads Will Boast's extraordinary family story. A moving account of loss, confronting long-held secrets and finding a way of facing the future.
Following the tragic deaths, in quick succession, of his mother, younger brother and father, American auth...
August 24, 2014
The prose is good, but people really need to stop writing memoirs about their angsty 20s. It is the most generic of subjects, no matter the trapping. Even the most sympathetic of circumstances are overwhelmed by the piteous self-centredness, as in this memoir. It took forever to read because it w...
September 25, 2014
What a terrific example of the Semisonic principle: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Will Boast endured almost unimaginable personal loss in his early adulthood. He became the epilogue to his family history, an appendix in the medical and literary senses. Or so he though...
October 22, 2014
What if by age 24 you had lost your mother, father and only sibling? What if you then also discovered that your father had been married before he married your mother and that you had two half brothers? And what if you came upon this information after going through your father's papers after his d...
July 08, 2015
I absolutely loved this book. Although I knew Will (as a student of mine) while he was going through much of the profound loss he experienced during college, I had absolutely no idea at the time. As I read the book--so well written and such a compelling read!--I got a fuller sense of his own inne...
October 01, 2014
Incredible, beautiful and moving memoir. Will Boast's prose flows from past to present (well, recent past), melding memories with family legend as he digs into his family's long-buried secrets. Truly beautiful to read.