The First Man in My Life

The First Man in My Life

Daughters Write About Their Fathers

Book - 2007
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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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Katherine Ashenburg, Anita Rau Badami, Christie Blatchford, Mary Anne Brinckman, Nancy Dorrance, Jane Finlay-Young, Camilla Gibb, Catherine Gildiner, Rebecca Godfrey, Rachel Manley, Sandra Martin, Lisa Moore, Sarah Murdoch, Marina Nemat, P.K. Page, Emma Richler, Eden Robinson, Rebecca Snow, Tina Srebotnjak, Susan Swan, Emily Urquhart, and Pamela Wallin
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2007.
ISBN: 9780143051176
0143051172
Characteristics: xviii, 254 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Martin, Sandra 1947-

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asbookchick Mar 27, 2008

Well-known authors and broadcasters share memories of their fathers. Makes one reflect on one's own father.

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