By Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez

ISBN-10: 1849836957

ISBN-13: 9781849836951

Spanning approximately 50 years of family members background, the ebook chronicles the impressive lives of 2 inventive skills, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. It's a narrative of dad and son set opposed to the backdrop of Hollywood; this narrative is geared up round their actual and non secular trip alongside the Camino de Santiago, Spain, the thousand-year-old pilgrimage direction which traverses Galicia.

It is the world from which Sheen's father emigrated to the U.S. and to which Estevez's personal son has lower back. alongside the best way will concentration not only at the lives those males have selected as artists, but in addition (and most significantly) at the one they've got lived jointly. it's a tale of kin bonds and inventive advances and setbacks; of excellent offerings and tough offerings; of possibilities misplaced and possibilities came across.

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A few days later, when I had been at the hospital for about six weeks, Dad appeared alone in the doorway of my room. He told me we were going to check out, Rex Walls–style. ” I asked. “You just trust your old man,” Dad said. He unhooked my right arm from the sling over my head. As he held me close, I breathed in his familiar smell of Vitalis, whiskey, and cigarette smoke. It reminded me of home. Dad hurried down the hall with me in his arms. A nurse yelled for us to stop, but Dad broke into a run.

When we put down the backseat of the Green Caboose, there was room for everyone to sleep, though sometimes someone’s feet would be sticking in my face. One night a policeman tapped on our window and said we had to leave; it was illegal to sleep on the beach. He was nice and kept calling us. “folks” and even drew us a map to a place where we could sleep without getting arrested. But after he left, Dad called him the goddamn gestapo and said that people like that got their jollies pushing people like us around.

All of Dad’s engineering skills and mathematical genius were coming together in one special project: a great big house he was going to build for us in the desert. It would have a glass ceiling and thick glass walls and even a glass staircase. The Glass Castle would have solar cells on the top that would catch the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity for heating and cooling and running all the appliances. It would even have its own water-purification system. Dad had worked out the architecture and the floor plans and most of the mathematical calculations.

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