Rebuilding the Indian: A Memoir

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Riverhead Books, Jun 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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A would-be novelist and expectant father tackles the restoration of a 1941 Indian Chief motorcycle, a daunting project that becomes an epic quest for the meaning of life, in a memoir that explores the satisfaction of creating something--be it a classic motorcycle or beautiful baby girl. 20,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An entertaining if somewhat flawed look at how a middle-aged hobbyist finds new meaning in life through rebuilding a classic motorcycle. Haefele is a frustrated novelist and academic who works, albeit ... Read full review

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

A lot of earlier reviewers seemed to be trying to compare this book to Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, a book I read thirty years or more ago, whenever it first came out in ... Read full review


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Fred Haefele has taught creative writing at Stanford University and the University of Montana. He currently works as an arborist in Montana, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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