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Fathers and Sons

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Zusatztext Truly heart-stopping writing: a unique and hard-won perspective unfolded in lucid and unforgettable prose Informationen zum Autor Howard Cunnell has a Ph.D. from the University of London, and has been a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Sussex. He is the editor of Jack Kerouac's On the Road: The Original Scroll , which the New York Times described as 'the living version for our time'. A former professional scuba-diving instructor, he lives in London with his wife and children. Klappentext 'I couldn't put it down. Bold, brave, beautiful. This is life itself.' Jackie Kay, author of Red Dust Road 'A miracle of a book: sad, wise, strong and hopeful, its depiction of parenthood will stay with me for a long time.' Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of the Runaways ' B eautiful, moving, and marvellously honest book' Kate Clanchy, author of Antigona and Me 'Handsomely written, honest and deeply moving, Cunnell's remarkable memoir is a work of guts, grit, and love.' Richard House, author of The Kills 'I admire Cunnell's eye . . . and the emotional commitment of his book.' Adam Mars-Jones, author of Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father 'Burnished with love and goodwill. It will leave you watching the world differently' Naomi Wood, author of Mrs. Hemingway 'A riveting work, remarkable and beautifully written' Chris Salewicz, author of Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer 'A modern masterpiece' Cathi Unsworth, author of Weirdo 'Dazzling and memorable' Austin Collings, author of The Myth of Brilliant Summers A memoir about what it means to be a man. Zusammenfassung Was he thinking, do I have to be this kind of boy to survive? Is this what being a boy is? As a boy growing up on the south coast of England, Howard Cunnell's sense of self was dominated by his father's absence. Now, years later, he is a father, and his daughter is becoming his son. Starting with his own childhood in the Sussex beachlands, Howard tells the story of the years of self-destruction that defined his young adulthood and the escape he found in reading and the natural world. Still he felt compelled to destroy the relationships that mattered to him. Saved by love and responsibility, Cunnell charts his journey from anger to compassion, as his daughter Jay realizes he is a boy, and a son. Most of all, this is a story about love - its necessity and fragility, and its unequalled capacity to enable us to be who we are. Deeply thoughtful, searingly honest and exquisitely lyrical, Fathers & Sons is an exploration of fatherhood, masculinity, authenticity and family. ...

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