Yates Paul, His Grand Flights, His Tootings
Set in Lexington, Kentucky, the story unfolds through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Yates Paul. He becomes consumed with revelations about his inattentive father's loneliness, his grandmother's stormy relationship with his boisterous alcoholic uncle, and the frustration of being the best photography assistant in town when no one else knows it. In pursuing his career and falling in love with women twice his age, the precocious Yates falls back on Walter Mittyesque daydreams to cope with a frequently humorous, sometimes dark, world. Long respected among literary insiders, sought after but nearly impossible to obtain, this "lost" classic will finally reach the wider audience it deserves.
About the Author
"Readers who missed the novel the first time will indeed be challenged, saddened and ultimately heartened by this strange boy's struggle."—Lexington Herald-Leader
"At times funny and endearing, at other times dark, Hall writes a heart wrenching story that again reminds us of the complexity behind every human façade."—Southsider
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