Enders: Growing up and Growing Down in the West End of Vancouver in the 1940s

By: Colin Ruthven

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BW1 - A paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, lighlty cocked, curled front, some light discloration and shelf wear. 9"x", 538 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. "Enders" is a coming of age memoir primarily of the author's first nineteen years growing up in the West End of Vancouver in the years during and following the Second World War. The early chapters describe the family system and early influences, sometimes light, often dark, frequently poignant, that lay the foundation for a plot that develops strategically in the vicinity of puberty. Here, circumstances accelerate and predictably culminate in the dramatic events that require he leave Canada at the age of nineteen. The final chapters are a retrospective through sixty-four years since the author left Canada. He enjoyed two twenty-year careers, retiring from the USMC as a Lieutenant Colonel and as a lead illustrator for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee. The last chapters also pull together several unresolved sub-plots in a surprise ending that hopefully appeals to the reader's sympathy, if not for the writer, then perhaps for personalities introduced throughout the book.

Title: Enders: Growing up and Growing Down in the West End of Vancouver in the 1940s

Author: Colin Ruthven

Categories: Memoirs,

Publisher: Vancouver, Canada, Colin Ruthven: 2018

ISBN: 1792667078

ISBN 13: 9781792667077

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec52362

Keywords: BOIGRAPHY MEMOIR COMING OF AGE WEST END VANCOUVER,