Panhead: A Journey Home

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Magic Hill Press LLC, 2012 - Fiction - 174 pages
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Panhead is a glossary of this author’s innate fears … a fear of motorcycles, which I have always ridden; of chainsaws, which I have used since I was fifteen; of being immobilized, which I have been, of academic failure, which I have experienced; of bottomless bodies of water in which I have swum; of initial sexual contacts, which have turned into love in some cases; and of surviving in a life no longer worth living. Somehow, the expression of these fears allays them. Is this not the great value of writing?

A brother and sister coming-of-age story on a hill farm in Northern VT that places the ultimate demand on sibling love. Both leave and return home, deeply changed by their journeys.  

 

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About the author (2012)

Bill Schubart has lived in VT since 1947. He was educated at Phillips Exeter, Kenyon College, and UVM. He started Philo Records in 1972 and, in 1982, Resolution, Inc. Schubart has chaired VT Public Radio, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, The VT Business Roundtable, The VT Arts Council, The VT Library Board, VT's Bicentennial Commission, and currently serves as chair of The VT Folklife Center in Middlebury, The VT Journalism Trust, and The VT College of Fine Arts. He is the author of four books of fiction: The Lamoille Stories, Fat People, Panhead, and I Am Baybie. His new novel Photographic Memory will be released in 2014. He publishes under his imprint Magic Hill Press LLC.  He is a long-standing VT Public Radio commentator and has spoken several times at Book Expo. 

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