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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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 four languages, worked as an investment advisor for a decade, and have been married for over thirty years to a force of nature named Loron. I've written four novels, a collection of short stories and poetry, a book about the stock market, and numerous articles and essays.

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Riccardo Realbuto reviewed 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 19 days after purchase)
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