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The Prince of Frogtown

Rick Bragg

In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin' and continued with Ava's Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. He learns, right from the start, that a man who chases a woman with a child is like a dog who chases a car and wins. He discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, unsuited to fathering this boy in particular, a boy who does not know how to throw a punch and doesn't need to; a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect; in short, a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was, and who longs for a relationship with Rick that Rick hasn't the first inkling of how to embark on. With the weight of this new boy tugging at his clothes, Rick sets out to understand his father, his son, and himself. The Prince of Frogtown documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill, the town's blight and salvation; and to a troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow, Rick's father, a man bound to bring harm even to those he truly loves. And the book documents the unexpected corollary to it, the marvelous journey of Rick's later life: a journey into fatherhood, and toward a child for whom he comes to feel a devotion that staggers him. With candor, insight, tremendous humor, and the remarkable gift for descriptive storytelling on which he made his name, Rick Bragg delivers a brilliant and moving rumination on the lives of boys and men, a poignant reflection on what it means to be a father and a son. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin' and continued with Ava's Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. He learns, right from the start, that a man who chases a woman with a child is like a dog who chases a car and wins. He discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, unsuited to fathering this boy in particular, a boy who does not know how to throw a punch and doesn't need to; a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect; in short, a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was, and who longs for a relationship with Rick that Rick hasn't the first inkling of how to embark on. With the weight of this new boy tugging at his clothes, Rick sets out to understand his father, his son, and himself. The Prince of Frogtown documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill, the town's blight and salvation; and to a troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow, Rick's father, a man bound to bring harm even to those he truly loves. And the book documents the unexpected corollary to it, the marvelous journey of Rick's later life: a journey into fatherhood, and toward a child for whom he comes to feel a devotion that staggers him. With candor, insight, tremendous humor, and the remarkable gift for descriptive storytelling on which he made his name, Rick Bragg delivers a brilliant and moving rumination on the lives of boys and men, a poignant reflection on what it means to be a father and a son. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin' and continued with Ava's Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. He learns, right from the start, that a man who chases a woman with a child is like a dog who chases a car and wins. He discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, unsuited to fathering this boy in particular, a boy who does not know how to throw a punch and doesn't need to; a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect; in short, a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was, and who longs for a relationship with Rick that Rick hasn't the first inkling of how to embark on. With the weight of this new boy tugging at his clothes, Rick sets out to understand his father, his son, and himself. The Prince of Frogtown documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill, the town's blight and salvation; and to a troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow, Rick's father, a man bound to bring harm even to those he truly loves. And the book documents the unexpected corollary to it, the marvelous journey of Rick's later life: a journey into fatherhood, and toward a child for whom he comes to feel a devotion that staggers him. With candor, insight, tremendous humor, and the remarkable gift for descriptive storytelling on which he made his name, Rick Bragg delivers a brilliant and moving rumination on the lives of boys and men, a poignant reflection on what it means to be a father and a son. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:35


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:27


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:39


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:57


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:00


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:47


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:29


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:05


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:49


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:35


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:58


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:40


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:57


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:00


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:32