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These Boys and Their Fathers

A Memoir

Don Waters (author)

ISBN: 9781609386795

Publication Date: Nov 2019

Format: Paperback

In 2010, Don Waters set out to write a magazine story about a surfing icon who had known his absentee father. It was an attempt to find a way of connecting to a man he never knew. He didn't imagine that the story would become a quest to understand a man who left behind almost nothing for his abandoned son.
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In 2010, Don Waters set out to write a magazine story about a surfing icon who had known his absentee father. It was an attempt to find a way of connecting to a man he never knew. He didn't imagine that the story would become a years-long quest to understand a man who left behind almost nothing except for a self-absorbed autobiography for his abandoned son.

These Boys and Their Fathers touches on Waters's early life with his single mother-and her string of dysfunctional men-and his later search for and encounters with his father, but it quickly expands into a gripping account of the life of a 1930s pulp writer, also named Don Waters, with whom Waters becomes obsessed. This wildly original book blends memoir, investigative reporting, and fiction to sort out difficult aspects of family, masculinity, and what it means to be a father.
Pages 230
Dimensions 203 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2019
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Subject/s Family & health   Biography & True Stories  

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