Between You, Me and the Gatepost: A Memoir

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 14, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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“Between You, Me and the Gatepost” is a coming of age story. It chronicles the early life of Eugene Cannon. He is a boy growing up among the remnants of Jim Crow in the late 1950’s and the dawning of the sexual revolution in the 1960’s. He is catapulted between contrasting worlds of the ambivalent South and the socially ambitious North. Eugene struggles to establish his own beliefs between these extremes. The violent loss of his mother stimulates the swaying of the pendulum in his precarious existence. His confl icts are emotional and psychological. Uncouth role models infl uence unhealthy resolutions which fail to satisfy his young mind; a mind where decisions are dictated by passion rather than reason. Eugene matriculates through high school preparing for college as a teenage father. His survival is uncertain and his potential for genuine affection is damaged. If he retreats into one of his myriad facades he could disappear for ever. No one has been privy to his authentic mind. When the truth is revealed it will be among his most intimate companions.
 

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Contents

Chapter 27
88
Chapter 28
91
Chapter 29
97
Chapter 30
103
Chapter 31
110
Chapter 32
114
Chapter 33
117
Chapter 34
119

Chapter 8
33
Chapter 9
37
Chapter 10
41
Chapter 11
43
Chapter 12
47
Chapter 13
50
Chapter 14
52
Chapter 15
54
Chapter 16
56
Chapter 17
58
Chapter 18
61
Chapter 19
62
Chapter 20
65
Chapter 21
71
Chapter 22
73
Chapter 23
78
Chapter 24
80
Chapter 25
82
Chapter 26
84
Chapter 35
124
Chapter 36
126
Chapter 37
129
Chapter 38
135
Chapter 39
142
Chapter 40
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Chapter 41
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Chapter 42
169
Chapter 43
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Chapter 44
188
Chapter 45
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Chapter 46
226
Chapter 47
255
Chapter 48
266
Chapter 49
272
Chapter 50
291
Epilogue
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About the author (2011)

 Clarence Alston has been a public

school administrator for over 15 years in

New Jersey where he lives with his wife,

Sylvia and youngest son, David. His

many years of experience include being

a principal of an elementary school,

middle school and high school. He has

also been an Assistant Superintendent

and school district Superintendent. He

has a M.A.T. from The University of

South Carolina and an Ed. D. from

South Carolina State University in

Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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