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Falling Through the Earth

A Memoir

By Danielle Trussoni

A daughter's unforgettable memoir of her wild and haunted father, a man whose war never really ended

From her father, Danielle Trussoni learned rock and roll, how to avoid the cops, and never to shy away from a fight. Growing up, she was fascinated by stories of his adventures as a tunnel rat in Vietnam, where he risked his life crawling headfirst into holes to search for American POWs held underground. Ultimately, Danielle came to believe that when the man she adored drank too much, beat up strangers, or mistreated her mother, it was because the horror of those tunnels still lived inside him. Eventually her mom gave up and left, taking all the kids except one: Danielle. When everyone else walked away and washed their hands of Dan Trussoni, Danielle would not. Now she tells their story.
As Danielle trails her father through nights at Roscoe's Vogue Bar, scores of wild girlfriends, and years of bad dreams, a vivid and poignant portrait of a father-daughter relationship unlike any other emerges. Although the Trussonis are fiercely committed to each other, theirs is a love story filled with anger, stubbornness, outrageous behavior, and battle scars that never completely heal.
Beautifully told in a voice that is defiant, funny, and yet sometimes heartbreaking, Falling Through the Earth immediately joins the ranks of those classic memoirs whose characters imprint themselves indelibly into readers' lives.

Falling Through the Earth is the winner of the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award for 2005-06. It was chosen by Marilynne Robinson and James A. McPherson. The award is given every two years by the workshop to honor the best book written by a graduate of the workshop during this time.

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Book

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Publish Date

2006

ISBN

0805077324


Format: Book
Author: Trussoni, Danielle
Title: Falling through the Earth : a memoir / Danielle Trussoni.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2006.
Subject: Trussoni, Danielle Trussoni, Dan Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Cases studies. Daughters -- United States -- Biography Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Biography. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Psychological aspects
Isbn: 0805077324 9780805077322
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Format: Book
Author: Trussoni, Danielle
Title: Falling through the Earth : a memoir / Danielle Trussoni.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2006.
Description: 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Trussoni, Danielle
Subjects: Trussoni, Dan
Subjects: Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Cases studies.
Subjects: Daughters -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Biography.
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Psychological aspects
LCCN: 2005043534
ISBN: 0805077324
ISBN: 9780805077322
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Call Number: B Trussoni