Completing the Circle

A Son's Memoir

by David A. Kates



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/25/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9780595334506
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9780595669387
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9780595782475

About the Book

From the darkest tunnel, through a prism, David A. Kates renders the life and death of his mother, Judy, with searing love and feisty insight. The voice of this young poet-son lingers long after the burn of the final phrase.

-Martha Fuller

Instructor, Otis College of Art + Design, UCLA Extension, and UC Irvine Extension

What does a person do when his mother passes away from metastatic breast cancer, and he inherits grief, a townhouse, guilt, lipstick-stained tissues, flowers, a baby grand piano, melancholia, and a highly altered life?

He writes!

Completing the Circle: A Son's Memoir is vivid storytelling set in a much-loved home among the stark mountains and vast Pacific Ocean of Pacific Palisades, CA.

Completing the Circle mixes poetry and short stories to shed light on cancer, mortality, the mother/son relationship, bereavement, happiness, and dealing with change.

Completing the Circle concludes:

"A lot of tears stain this book,
As well as
A lot of hope for a vigorous future."

About the Author

David A. Kates lives in Pacific Palisades, CA. He grew up in Duxbury, MA and graduated from Thayer Academy (MA) and Dickinson College (PA). Before moving to California, David lived in Takoma Park, MD. He hopes to pursue documentary arts in the future. This is his first book.