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The Photographer's Boy by Stephen Bates

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Book Description

This novel spans from the Civil War to the present day and explores the ways we frame our own histories.

A teenage boy and his grandfather travel across America to attend that last great reunion of Civil War veterans at Gettysburg in 1938, where secrets and lies are revealed about the old man’s past. Perhaps he was not the hero his grandson thought, but he still has a valuable treasure to reveal, which will shed intriguing light on the war and his part in it.

Interweaving three periods of crisis in American history—the Civil War, the Depression, and 9/11—The Photographer’s Boy explores the power of photography and journalism to inform or mislead; raises questions about love; and offers “an unflinching but sympathetic, often touching, look at the comforting fictions people wrap themselves in to protect themselves from the cold of reality” (Publishers Weekly).

  • ISBN: 9781480439764 |
  • Hardcover: 350 pages |
  • Publisher: Open Road Media |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook