Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. When the salvage crew finally arrived, they found the dead man and a half-sunken sailboat overflowing with receipts, journals, letters, lists, school notes—a lifetime's accumulation of paper. Later, the woman's body would be found. Brent Spencer's father died as mysteriously as he had lived. Armed only with the soggy scraps of his father's life, Spencer began a two-thousand-mile search for the man he never really knew. RATTLESNAKE DADDY is about that journey—a powerful, heartfelt, and often funny meditation on the bonds that unite and the boundaries that divide all fathers and sons.
Brent Spencer is the author of The Lost Son, a novel, and Are We Not Men?, a collection of short fiction chosen as one of the best books of the year by The Village Voice. His work has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Atlantic, GQ, Missouri Review, Epoch, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Author City: OMAHA, NE USA