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Paperback 10” x 7″
144 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-012-9



by David Estey

A humorous and affectionate memoir of colorful characters in northern Maine in the 1940s and ’50s—plus later episodes on the coast, as well as in Italy, the army, the IRS, the South, and the art world. The conversational style, detailed observations of time and place, and personal art and photos from the artist’s past will relate to readers’ own experiences.


David Estey grew up in Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, and Belfast, Maine. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and George Washington University. Besides a federal career in public affairs, he has lived, taught, exhibited, and sold his art in the Mid-Atlantic states, North Carolina, and Maine. His award-winning work is in collections worldwide.