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Title Here lies a father [electronic resource]. Mckenzie Cassidy.
Author Cassidy, Mckenzie.
Imprint 2021.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Summary Fifteen-year-old Ian Daly's moral universe is turned upside down when, at this father's funeral, he discovers that his father had two secret families. "Cassidy's engrossing debut...convincingly depicts the ways his sensitive, turbulent protagonist navigates the murky period between adolescence and adulthood. Cassidy's distinctive coming-of-age story will move readers." - Publishers Weekly "Ian is a worthy literary cousin of Holden Caulfield, another kid with little tolerance for fakes and phonies and too much hard-won skepticism for his age. The grown-ups have let Ian down; now he must create himself." - Kirkus Reviews " Here Lies A Father is a coming of age story ripe with secrets and lies. Mckenzie Cassidy captures all the wonder and confusion of one teen's rites of passage as he grapples with the truth about his parents and the mystery of the past." -Stewart O'Nan, author of Snow Angels "Keenly observed and beautifully written, Mckenzie Cassidy's Here Lies a Father follows a blue-collar Holden Caulfield through a weekend odyssey of family secrets, lies, and revelations. It's a novel for anyone who has ever wondered about their parents' pasts-I couldn't put it down." -Sara Pritchard, author of Help Wanted: Female "A marvelous read, full of surprises, home truths, and excellent prose. Mckenzie Cassidy has joined the illustrious ranks of Ivan Turgenev and his classic Fathers and Sons ." -John Bowers, author of The Colony " Here Lies A Father is a raw balance of beauty and sadness, both a compelling page-turner and a call to linger over each of Cassidy's exquisitely crafted sentences." -Libby Cudmore, author of The Big Rewind When Ian Daly and his sister Catherine arrive for their wayward father's funeral in his small and desolate upstate New York hometown, a secret that was kept from them their entire lives emerges: their father Thomas abandoned two other families, leaving behind two furious wives and several children who never knew their father. Ian wants to know more of the truth, but his sister and mother want to preserve the carefully constructed myth they've created around who Thomas really was. In the cold, lonely winter landscape of small-town New York, fifteen-year-old Ian sets out alone to learn the truth about his father's past and the families he left behind. Here Lies a Father examines the long-term effects shameful secrets have on a family, and how difficult it is for a young man to reconstruct his own sense of right and wrong, when every value and moral principle he was ever taught was based on a lie.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. LaVergne : Kaylie Jones Books, 2021. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 504 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
Genre Fiction.
Subject Literature.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Original 9781617757570
ISBN 9781617758713 (electronic bk)

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