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My father before me : a memoir / Chris Forhan.

Forhan, Chris, 1959- author. (Author).
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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B FOR (Text) 78551000526858 Biography Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Forhan (Text) 31208912457308 non-fiction Available -
Royal Center-Boone Twp PL - Royal Center 811.54 FOR (Text) 75091000027345 ANF - Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 811.54 FOR (Text) 70741000144329 Adult Non Fiction Available -
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B FORHAN FORHAN (Text) 33946003118010 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501131264
  • ISBN: 1501131265
  • Physical Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to Elvis Costello. Lucidly and unflinchingly, Forhan attempts to understand his father and ultimately himself in order to avoid passing his family's silence on to his children. To separate this silence from the introversion that inspires him as a writer, he courageously confronts it, telling the story that his family will not tell, and piecing together the fragments of the life that his father chose to leave."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Forhan, Chris, 1959- > Childhood and youth.
Forhan, Chris, 1959- > Family.
Poets, American > Biography.
Fathers and sons > United States.
Fathers > United States > Death.
Suicide > United States.
Irish Americans > Biography.
Catholics > United States > Biography.
Dysfunctional families > United States.
Silence > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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