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By John Burnside

ISBN-10: 1409017095

ISBN-13: 9781409017097

A relocating, unforgettable memoir of 2 misplaced males: a father and his child.

He had his ultimate center assault within the Silver Band membership in Corby, someplace among the bar and the cigarette desktop. A foundling; a fantasist; a morose, threatening drinker who was once speedy together with his palms, he hadn't visible his son for years. John Burnside's impressive tale of this failed dating is a fantastically written evocation of a misplaced and broken global of youth and the constants of his father's global: males outlined by means of the drink they can take and the ache they can stand, males formed by means of their guilt and machismo.

A Lie approximately My Father is ready forgiving yet no longer forgetting, approximately analyzing the way in which males are made and the way they collapse, approximately figuring out that during order to have an excellent son you want to have a very good father.

Saltire Scottish ebook of the 12 months and the Scottish Arts Council Non-Fiction e-book of the Year.

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