Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir
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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Review: Falling Through the EarthUser Review - Goodreads
This book opened up questions for my Dad who was also a tunnel rat. I was able to ask him directly what his experiences were like were they at all like those in the book. How he was able to function ...
Review: Falling Through the EarthUser Review - Caroline - Goodreads
At first I thought this was too much like Mary Karr or Jeannette Walls. Then I felt the author truly found her own voice and I was riveted to the story. But, the ending just deflated. You know I'm drawn to stories about Vietnam, though, so 3 stars. Read full review
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