The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way to live.Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandf...
|Title||:||There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir Reviews
I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book to find out the moral of the story (if there is one) because of the coarseness of the narrative and language. It was interesting to hear the lingo of his world.
From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him.
I found Casey’s story riveting and his writing absolutely beautiful. Though at times his despair was devastating he shares it with honesty and often humor. The reader is left not knowing what comes next for Casey but eager to see whe ...more