Closing Time

Closing Time

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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Recounts the author's Irish-Catholic upbringing in a 1960s Philadelphia housing project, discussing his alcoholic father's volatile temper and his struggles to forge a more promising future through his love for books and music.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670020638
067002063X
Branch Call Number: CT275.Q44 A3 2009
974.8 Q3c
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 25 cm

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chgarland
Jul 07, 2012

Contrary to what the blurb says, this wasn't particularly funny - there were just moments that made me laugh - but it was very moving, especially if you grew up with a drunkard. Queenan has a way with words, although sometimes he gets a bit carried away with his on cleverness, so the writing is worth the read.

I actually listened to this book on CD, but the reader is horrible, mispronouncing words that he should have looked up if he didn't know them. The worst was "Giuseppe Verdi" with "Giuseppe" pronounced with a hard G as in "Gil."

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