Medicine Walk

Medicine Walk

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He's sixteen years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they've shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son's duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver failure in a small town flophouse. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains, so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner. What ensues is a journey through the rugged and beautiful backcountry, and a journey into the past, as the two men push forward to Eldon's end. From a poverty-stricken childhood, to the Korean War, and later the derelict houses of mill towns, Eldon relates both the desolate moments of his life and a time of redemption and love and in doing so offers Frank a history he has never known, the father he has never had, and a connection to himself he never expected.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, ℗2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781490671406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 hours, 1 minutes)
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Staff Book Review: Medicine Walk

A beautifully, sparely written novel about a young man and his estranged father, who find themselves on a final walk together. Franklin Starlight, an Ojibway teenager, knows next to nothing about his family, or his past. Along comes (returns) Eldon, his alcoholic absentee father, who takes Franklin on a last “medicine walk” to try and reconnect and finally share Frank’s history. (more)


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sparisien
Aug 06, 2018

Unfortunately, the library is lending CD that are in such bad condition that it would not work. I have heard good things about this book though. Time for a new set of disks? Please.

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dontbugmeimreading
Mar 25, 2016

A moving story that had me tearing up at the end (even though I could see it coming just from the synopsis). Well read by Tom Stechschulte, who reads slowly and clearly and has a talent for changing voices.

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FVReader
Dec 04, 2015

A story that lends itself well to audio listening. The narrator is wonderful.
A marvelous story of love, regrets, learning to understand a person, finding Self and one's place in history. The characters of the old man, Franklin and his father are very well portrayed.
This is a melancholy story, poignantly told, with feeling and respect. I loved "the kid" (Franklin) and was glad that he had the old man in his life. God bless that old man.

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