Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son

October 30, 2020
Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son

Summer of Deliverance is a powerful and moving memoirof anger, love, and reconciliation between a son and his father.Hailed as a literary genius of his generation, James Dickey createdhis art and lived his life with a ferocious passion. He was a heavydrinker, a destructive husband and father, a poet of grace andsensitivity, and, after the publication and subsequent film of hisnovel, Deliverance, a wildly popular literary star.Drawing on letters, notebooks, diaries, and his explicitconversations with his father, Christopher Dickey has crafted asuperb memoir of the corrosive effects of fame, a movingremembrance of a crisis that united a family, and an inspiringcelebration of love between father and son.