The first man in my life: daughters write about their fathers
For many women, fathers are a mystery that puzzles and haunts us. They are "the other," neither lover nor son, defined more often by silence than words, by emotional absence than physical presence-until now. In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations-from the comic to the tragic, and every shading in between-about the first man in their lives. Complex, compelling, unforgettable, these stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers.
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In this collection, 22 prominent Canadian women talk about their fathers. I was surprised at the number of recollections that included sick or missing mothers who propelled fathers into the limelight or abusive, authoritative father who neglected their children. In fact, a very small percentage had happy stories to tell... Martin, in editing this series, tried to find women from ages 25-90, but even with the younger women, fathers are strangely absent or seen through the light of the mothers. Most stories are extremely well-written and the potency of the raw emotions described make them almost fiction-like, but therein lie the talent of these remarkable writers and the intensity of their relationships with their fathers.
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After reading "What My Father Gave Me" I wanted to read this one as well. This is the description from Google books, which for some reason does not appear on this site: For many women, fathers are a ...
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