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F America's most admired humorists and illustrators seem like miraclesBruce McCall's father TC was an inaccessible tyrant Bruce's mother Peg drank to blunt the effect of her husband's rages and to dodge the duties of taking care of six children Still Bruce did know some moments of pleasure as a child especially in the small Ice Coming of Age in Epubtown of Simcoe before TC moved his family to the dreary outskirts of Toronto The Second World War offered its awesome matériel and its heroic men milk bottles grew top hats of cream and grapes hung free for the stealing in Mrs Klein's backyard But his parents' demons took their toll on Bruce and the move to Toronto set the stage for academic and social disasters He flunked out Ice Coming of Age in Epubof high sch.
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