A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill

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A father-and-son memoir about a bookworm and a firefighter, a creature of contemplation and one of locomotion, the recollections of a child's journey from infancy to just before his wedding day set against an increasingly treacherous mountain climb.

The theme is timeless: What's left for a father to tell and to give his son when that son has already become his own man?

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Words: 57,770
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301856343
About S.A. Traina

I am a Sicilian born in Scotland raised in America. I'm a trained singer, a martial artist, and a mountain climber. I speak three languages, worked as an investment advisor for a decade, and have been married for thirty years. I've written three novels, a book about the stock market, several short stories, a collection of poetry, and numerous articles and essays.


Review by: Riccardo Realbuto on Dec. 28, 2012 :
During the course of one grueling, marathon of a mountain climb, Traina’s mind wanders through years of memories, mostly of him and his son, and of him and his own father. The stories are unsparing and honest, sometimes beautiful sometimes sad, and always honest and told only the way an accomplished storyteller could. Each story is a window into the introspective philosopher dad’s heart. Though Traina may not see it, his firefighting, life-saving son must have learned something from his polar opposite dad - if not how to be a man of action, then at least how to be a man of character.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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