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The Hue and Cry at Our House - A Year Remembered

Benjamin Taylor

A memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling the changes and revelations of the months that followed. "A marvel of a book-elegant, touching, singular." -Mary Karr After John F. Kennedy's speech in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on November 22, 1963, he was greeted by, among others, an 11-year-old Benjamin Taylor and his mother waiting to shake his hand. Only a few hours later, Taylor's teacher called the class in from recess and, through tears, told them of the president's assassination. From there Taylor traces a path through the next twelve months, recalling the tumult as he saw everything he had once considered stable begin to grow more complex. Looking back on the love and tension within his family, the childhood friendships that lasted and those that didn't, his memories of summer camp and family trips, he reflects upon the outsized impact our larger American story had on his own. Benjamin Taylor is one of the most talented writers working today. In lyrical, translucent prose, he thoughtfully extends the story of twelve months into the years before and after, painting a portrait of the artist not simply as a young man, but across his whole life. As he writes, "[A]ny twelve months could stand for the whole. Our years are so implicated in one another that the least important is important enough . . . Any year I chose would show the same mettle, the same frailties stamping me at eleven and twelve."

A memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling the changes and revelations of the months that followed. "A marvel of a book-elegant, touching, singular." -Mary Karr After John F. Kennedy's speech in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on November 22, 1963, he was greeted by, among others, an 11-year-old Benjamin Taylor and his mother waiting to shake his hand. Only a few hours later, Taylor's teacher called the class in from recess and, through tears, told them of the president's assassination. From there Taylor traces a path through the next twelve months, recalling the tumult as he saw everything he had once considered stable begin to grow more complex. Looking back on the love and tension within his family, the childhood friendships that lasted and those that didn't, his memories of summer camp and family trips, he reflects upon the outsized impact our larger American story had on his own. Benjamin Taylor is one of the most talented writers working today. In lyrical, translucent prose, he thoughtfully extends the story of twelve months into the years before and after, painting a portrait of the artist not simply as a young man, but across his whole life. As he writes, "[A]ny twelve months could stand for the whole. Our years are so implicated in one another that the least important is important enough . . . Any year I chose would show the same mettle, the same frailties stamping me at eleven and twelve."
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A memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling the changes and revelations of the months that followed. "A marvel of a book-elegant, touching, singular." -Mary Karr After John F. Kennedy's speech in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on November 22, 1963, he was greeted by, among others, an 11-year-old Benjamin Taylor and his mother waiting to shake his hand. Only a few hours later, Taylor's teacher called the class in from recess and, through tears, told them of the president's assassination. From there Taylor traces a path through the next twelve months, recalling the tumult as he saw everything he had once considered stable begin to grow more complex. Looking back on the love and tension within his family, the childhood friendships that lasted and those that didn't, his memories of summer camp and family trips, he reflects upon the outsized impact our larger American story had on his own. Benjamin Taylor is one of the most talented writers working today. In lyrical, translucent prose, he thoughtfully extends the story of twelve months into the years before and after, painting a portrait of the artist not simply as a young man, but across his whole life. As he writes, "[A]ny twelve months could stand for the whole. Our years are so implicated in one another that the least important is important enough . . . Any year I chose would show the same mettle, the same frailties stamping me at eleven and twelve."

Language:

English

Length:

3h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:37