Note from Gavin Zastrow ’97

Gavin Zastrow ’97 of Oconomowoc, WI- Published a book, A Marshland of His Own, through Orange Hat Publishing, November 2018.



A Marshland of His Own is author Gavin Zastrow’s first time experience with death.  Twenty Six years ago, Gavin’s friend committed suicide. One year later, he decided at the urging of his friends, family, and teachers to turn that experience from a short to a book.

This book was written from the point of view of a high school student.  Outside of grammatical changes and minor edits, all the thoughts and events hold true to that high school voice.

A Marshland of His Own is divided into three arts: mourning, mending, and moving on, which follows the grief Process Gavin went through and how that process he learned to heal and move on with his life.  This event marked the turning point between the end of the naivety of childhood and the complexity of adulthood.

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