Matt Caprioli’s One Headlight is a beautifully written coming-of-age story, a tribute to a gorgeously flawed and surprisingly resilient family. In these pages, Caprioli captures all the grace and grit of the “real” Alaska, where poverty, homophobia, and evangelical small-town life exist side-by-side with a lifesaving public school system, a culture of LGBTQ pride, and coffee kiosks that accept IOUs. Caprioli examines love from every desperate angle…. This memoir is like no other book I have read. It will entertain you as it crushes you.
—Martha Amore, In the Quiet Season
Quirky humor, bright language, and sharp emotional insight.
—Joe Okonkwo, Jazz Moon and Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck
[One Headlight] is more than another coming-of-age story. It is a love letter to his mother, Abby, a lively woman, who navigates the world with humor and humility, doing her best with the hand she is dealt, both for herself and for the son she so clearly adores.
—Lucian Childs, Building Fires in the Snow
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