Returning Frankie's Rocks

Returning Frankie's Rocks : How a Son's Journey Into the Heart of Compulsive Collecting Led Him Back to His Mother

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An exploration of a son's relationship with his mother.

Returning Frankie's Rocks is a fascinating story of a son's relationship with his mother and an intriguing insight in the world of compulsive collecting. Dana Hornig tells the story of how he found his mother's clandestine rock collection after she passed away. His mother, Frankie, had always been a compulsive collector, but this collection was different.

Each rock was carefully labeled with things like Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Tintagel Castle. When Horning realized that his mother had stolen these rocks from historic sites he found himself with a lot questions, and was reminded just how little he knew about Frankie. To find answers he embarked on a journey to England and Scotland to return the rocks and, in doing so, discovered quite a bit about his mother, and ultimately was able to come to terms with her emotional distance and their strained relationship.
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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585424161
  • 9781585424160

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