After Visiting Friends

- A Son's Story

  • Format
  • E-bog, ePub
  • Engelsk
  • 320 sider
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This haunting story of a sons quest to understand the mystery of his fathers death is searing and unforgettablememoir writing at its best (San Francisco Chronicle)a powerfully affecting (O, The Oprah Magazine) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing. So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a sons search to discover the decades-old truth about his fathers mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious circumstances. His tragic absence left behind not only a young widow and two small sons but questions about family and truth that would obsess Michael for decades. Years later, Michael undertakes a risky journey to uncover the true story about what happened to his father. Prodding reluctant relatives and working through a network of his fathers old colleagues, Michael begins to reconcile the father he lost with the one he comes to know. At the heart of his quest is his mother, a woman of courage and tenacityand a steely determination to press on with her life. A universal story of love and loss and the resilience of family in the face of hardship, After Visiting Friends is the account of a son who goes searching for his father, and in the journey discovers new love and admiration for his mother.

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Detaljer
  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal320
  • Udgivelsesdato19-02-2013
  • ISBN139781451676624
  • Forlag Scribner
  • FormatePub

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