A Father's Affair

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Canongate, 2003 - Fiction - 272 pages
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What happens to the father of a 13-year-old son, when he discovers that he has been infertile all his life? That intriguing question is the starting point of A Father's Affair. On his quest to discover the biological father of his son, the protagonist, Armin Minderhout, takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, one in which he is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed in. With the page-turning suspense of a 'whodunnit', A Father's Affair probes the eternal question of how well we know the ones we love.
Touching, at times extremely funny and erotically playful, it is a story of universal appeal - a stylish, acutely insightful and utterly captivating read.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The American debut of Dutch novelist Van Loon is a kind of domestic thriller about a young father who learns that his dead wife's son is not his child.Armin Minderhout is a latter-day hippie living in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I was ready to give up on this book at least twice but I am glad I made it to the end.... it was so worth it because the ending took me by total total surprise but you have to wait a very long time to get there... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

KAREL VAN LOON is the author of two bestselling novels and a collection of stories based on his travels which was shortlisted for the ECI prize. He travelled widely as a freelance journalist and television programme maker. He died in 2005.

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