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The Resource The gates of Pair O'Dice, Wild Bill Ward

The gates of Pair O'Dice, Wild Bill Ward

Label
The gates of Pair O'Dice
Title
The gates of Pair O'Dice
Statement of responsibility
Wild Bill Ward
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My full christened name stretches out to William Gates Waters, but everyone calls me Billy. I'm about to tell you one of my family stories. By the grace of God I've lived into my last sixties now, my biological sixties, so I'm a sexagenarian. This story happened in my first sixties, the 1960s, down in Pair O' Dice, Texas. This tale I'm telling, primarily concerns itself with my recovery from a family tragedy, and secondarily with my coming of age: the first time I almost had sex, the first time I actually did have sex, and the first and only time I ever fell in love. Just after I turned fifteen my dad killed himself, and I turned my back on God. I was lost, all turned around, and never would have found my way back to God, if I had not met Jessup, an enlightened being, way different from what I expected mind you, but an enlightened being all the same: sometimes profane, and often profound, equal parts cosmic cowboy and Taoist dude, a carpenter and a fisherman, who loved meditation, Qi Gong, 100% blue agave tequila, sweet Mexican sinsemilla, ice cold Lone Star beer, rock & roll, a hooker with a heart of gold, and Texas high school football"--Back cover
Cataloging source
TXI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The gates of Pair O'Dice, Wild Bill Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A story about dying and living and coming of age in Texas during 1967's Summer of Love."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Embrace change -- Cross rivers -- Climb mountains -- Go fishing -- Laugh at life -- Believe in miracles -- Rock & roll -- Breathe deeply -- Love unconditionally -- Epilogue -- The 1960s -- Acknowledgments -- About the author -- The night Willie Nelson met the Dalai Lama
Control code
974035918
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781539983309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Wild Bill Ward, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-011). Inscribed by author to Steve [Davis], 12.31.16. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974035918
Label
The gates of Pair O'Dice, Wild Bill Ward
Publication
Note
"A story about dying and living and coming of age in Texas during 1967's Summer of Love."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Embrace change -- Cross rivers -- Climb mountains -- Go fishing -- Laugh at life -- Believe in miracles -- Rock & roll -- Breathe deeply -- Love unconditionally -- Epilogue -- The 1960s -- Acknowledgments -- About the author -- The night Willie Nelson met the Dalai Lama
Control code
974035918
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781539983309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Wild Bill Ward, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-011). Inscribed by author to Steve [Davis], 12.31.16. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974035918

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