Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir

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Macmillan, Feb 20, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

A daughter's unforgettable memoir of her wild and haunted father, a man whose war never really ended.

From her charismatic father, Danielle Trussoni learned how to rock and roll, outrun the police, and never shy away from a fight. Spending hour upon hour trailing him around the bars and honky-tonks of La Crosse, Wisconsin, young Danielle grew up fascinated by stories of her dad's adventures as a tunnel rat in Vietnam, where he'd risked his life crawling head first into narrow passageways to search for American POWs.

A vivid and poignant portrait of a daughter's relationship with her father, this funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written memoir, Falling Through the Earth, "makes plain that the horror of war doesn't end in the trenches" (Vanity Fair).

 

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A vivid and poignant portrait of a daughter's relationship with her father, this funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written memoir "makes plain that the horror of war doesn't end in the trenches ... Read full review

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In her emotional memoir, Danielle Trussoni writes about her relationship with her father throughout her early life. Dan Trussoni was her mentor throughout her childhood, and even though he was ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
8
Section 4
21
Section 5
34
Section 6
46
Section 7
60
Section 8
73
Section 12
135
Section 13
143
Section 14
156
Section 15
168
Section 16
191
Section 17
206
Section 18
223
Section 19
231

Section 9
89
Section 10
104
Section 11
119
Section 20
237
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About the author (2007)

Danielle Trussoni, who grew up and now lives in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. On the strength of the first twenty pages she ever wrote (which became part of Falling Through the Earth) she was admitted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop from which she graduated in May 2002.

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