Father’s Blessing

Photo Credit: Red Junasun

“Father’s Blessing: Ethnographic Drama, Poetry, and Prose” takes readers to Buck Hill, California, where Lisa Tillmann and Ray Wise visit Ray’s estranged father Steven, a retired Air Force pilot and elder in the Mormon Church. Though Steven had lived in Buck Hill for more than a decade, this trip was not only Lisa’s first venture there, it was Ray’s as well. The resultant text shows Ray and Steven learning surprising and intimate details about each other’s lives.