Dad (Vintage Classics)

 
9780099428220: Dad (Vintage Classics)

William Wharton's extraordinary novel is the story of a man and his father. It is also the story of the same man and his son. Through the boy Billy we learn of Jack the father; through Jack we learn of his own unforgettable Dad. Dad, who long ago handed over the running of his life to his domineering wife, starts an amazing transformation when she is hospitalised after a heart attack; he suddenly finds freedom once more, and with it his old true self, mischievous and strong. Brilliantly capturing the relationship between sons and fathers with humour and poignancy, Dad is a story of the love that binds generations of fathers and sons. (2001-07-30)

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‘This is a great American novel’ Philadelphia Inquirer

William Wharton’s extraordinary novel is the story of a man and his father. It is also the story of the same man and his son. Through the boy Billy we learn of Jack the father; through Jack we learn of his own unforgettable Dad. Dad, who long ago handed over the running of his life to his domineering wife, starts an amazing transformation when she is hospitalised after a heart attack; he suddenly finds freedom once more, and with it his old true self, mischievous and strong.

Brilliantly capturing the relationship between sons and fathers with humour and poignancy, Dad is a story of the love that binds generations of fathers and sons.

‘William Wharton is quite exceptionally gifted’ John Fowles

'Brilliantly constructed, immediate and moving, funny and finally deeply cathartic' San Francisco Chronicle

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'Brilliantly constructed, immediate and moving, funny and finally deeply cathartic' San Francisco Chronicle (2001-07-30)

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