Mike O’Connor

Unnecessary Talking: The Montesano Stories

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Description

Literary Nonfiction. In this warm and humorous memoir, the boy you meet is irrepressible, devilish, curious, rambunctious, imaginative, sports-minded, friendly, naive, and absolutely joyful–definitely the kind of boy who would get in trouble from his teacher for “unnecessary talking.” Mike O’Connor’s stories remind a reader of what it was like to grow up in small-town 1950’s America. “With UNNECESSARY TALKING, poet Mike O’Connor leads us through the streets and neighborhoods of Montesano, Washington–circa early 1950s. These stories and sketches make up a memoir of a young boy’s clean, clear understanding of a world where mystery is common sense and adult rules are slippery as a wet bar of soap. O’Connor’s writings, though rooted deeply in the rain-soaked soils of the Pacific Northwest, reach out to touch, in a tender and wise way, the very heart of an America lost but still loved”–Finn Wilcox.

Additional information

Format

Paperback

Author

Mike O’Connor

ISBN

978-1-929355-41-9

Original Language

English

Publish Date

1/13/2000

Page/Word Count

175 pages

Praise

a place anyone who has had a youthful adventure will recognize and celebrate and long to visit again. –Adrianne Harun, and flawless storytelling, author of Here Among the Sacrificed, author of The King of Lambs With Unnecessary Talking, clear understanding of a world where mystery is common sense and adult rules and fears are slippery as a wet bar of soap. O'Connor's writings, in a tender and wise way, intrinsic good heartedness, poet Mike O'Connor leads us through the streets and neighborhoods of Montesano, reach out to touch, the very heart of an America lost but still loved. –Finn Wilcox, though rooted deeply in the rain-soaked soils of the Pacific Northwest, Washington–circa early 1950's. These stories and sketches make up a memoir of a young boy's clean, With its winding episodic structure

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