John Tremont, a middle-aged man with a family, is summoned to his mother's bedside after she has suffered a heart attack. When he arrives, he finds her shaken but surviving; it is his father, left alone, who is unable to cope, who begins to fail, to slip away from life. Joined by his nineteen-year-old son, John suddenly becomes enmeshed in the frightening, consuming, endless minutiae of caring for a beloved, dying parent. He also finds himself inescapably confronting his own middle age, jammed between his son's feckless impatience to get on with his life and his father's heartbreaking willingness to let go. A story of the love that binds generations, Dad celebrates the universe of possibilities within every individual life.
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A self-described painter who writes, William Wharton is the pen name for the author of two memoirs—Houseboat on the Seine and Ever After—as well as eight novels—Birdy, Dad, A Midnight Clear, Scumbler, Pride, Tidings, Franky Furbo, and Last Lovers. His works have been acclaimed worldwide and have been translated into over fifteen languages.Review:
Brilliantly constructed, immediate and moving, painful and funny, and finally deeply cathartic. -- Allen Lacy, San Francisco Chronicle
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Book Description Unknown, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. 1982. New Ed. Paperback. Good clean copy with some shelf wear. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KTJ0030042
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 28/10/1982, 1982. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140062304
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 28/10/1982, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780140062304
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 28/10/1982, 1982. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 2341-9780140062304
Book Description Penguin, UK, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: good. Moderate reading wear. Clean used copy. Bookseller Inventory # 008704
Book Description Penguin 1981 Pocket, 1981. Book Condition: Good. When first his mother, then his father, become ill, John tremont attempts to sort out their affairs and obtain the best care he can for them. But the book is about so much more than that; it's about the relationships between fathers and sons, about coming to terms with a parent's infirmity and mortality, about letting go, accepting new roles within the family, and realizing that, when all's said and done, your parents are just people with flaws like everyone else. but most of all, DAD is about the final days of Jack Tremont, John's father, and how much John, and everyone else, loved him. 441 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1084498
Book Description Penguin, London, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. A clean firm book, spine slightly curved. Bookseller Inventory # 025167
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, 1986. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. King Penguin. Told through the eyes of a middle-aged painter, "Dad" is a magnificent novel about fathers and sons. Minor shelf and edge wear to wraps. Very lightly tanned edges. 442pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000714