A poet and a family you'll never forget.

"A heartbreaking, eloquent memoir by the son of the heartbreaking, eloquent poet, James Dickey."
--Elizabeth Hardwick

"An exquisite balance of blistering candor and healing grace."
-- David Bottoms, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A brilliant memoir ... a father-son odyssey and a classic tale of hubris, self-destruction and redemption."
-- The Kansas City Star

"In the rich, heartbreaking literature that deals with the subject of fathers and sons, Christopher Dickey has produced a book that is a high-water mark in the genre."
-- Pat Conroy

"Firebombings: From My Father's Wars to Mine," a new perspective on James Dickey's war poetry. [pdf]

Amazon.com link to Summer of Deliverance

Video from The Georgia Encyclopedia