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Description - A Lie About My Father by John Burnside

A moving, unforgettable memoir of two lost men- a father and his child. e had his final heart attack in the Silver Band Club in Corby, somewhere between the bar and the cigarette machine. A foundling; a fantasist; a morose, threatening drinker who was quick with his hands, he hadn t seen his son for years. John Burnside s extraordinary story of this failed relationship is an exquisitely written evocation of a lost and damaged world of childhood and the constants of his father s world- men defined by the drink they could take and the pain they could stand, men shaped by their guilt and machismo.. Lie About My Father is about forgiving but not forgetting, about examining the way men are made and how they fall apart, about understanding that in order to have a good son you must have a good father.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099479536
ISBN-10: 0099479532
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Burnside

John Burnside has published five works of fiction and nine collections of poetry, including The Asylum Dance, which won the 2000 Whitbread Poetry Award.

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