After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story by Michael Hainey PDF

By Michael Hainey

ISBN-10: 1451676611

ISBN-13: 9781451676617

ISBN-10: 1452663017

ISBN-13: 9781452663012

ISBN-10: 1611738237

ISBN-13: 9781611738230

This haunting tale of a son’s quest to appreciate the secret of his father’s loss of life is “searing and unforgettable…memoir writing at its top” (San Francisco Chronicle)—a “powerfully affecting” (O, The Oprah Magazine) portrait of a relations and its legacy of secrets.

“Family? secrets and techniques? occasionally i believe they're a similar thing.” So writes Michael Hainey during this unforgettable tale of a son’s seek to find the decades-old fact approximately his father’s mysterious demise. Hainey was once a boy of six whilst his father, a vibrant and shining megastar within the glamorous, hard-living global of Nineteen Sixties Chicago newspapers, died lower than mysterious conditions. His tragic absence left in the back of not just a tender widow and small sons yet questions about kin and fact that may obsess Michael for decades.

Years later, Michael undertakes a dicy trip to discover the genuine tale approximately what occurred to his father. Prodding reluctant family and dealing via a community of his father’s previous colleagues, Michael starts off to reconcile the daddy he misplaced with the only he involves understand. on the center of his quest is his mom, a lady of braveness and tenacity—and a steely choice to press on along with her existence. A common tale of affection and loss and the resilience of kinfolk within the face of difficulty, After vacationing Friends is the account of a son who is going looking for his father, and within the trip discovers new love and admiration for his mother.

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