After visiting friends: a son's story
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Published:
New York : Scribner, 2013.
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Book
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781451676563 : HRD, 1451676565 : HRD, 9781451676563 (HRD), 1451676565 (HRD), 9781451676563, 1451676565

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"A decade in the writing, the haunting story of a son's quest to understand the mystery of his father's death--a universal memoir about the secrets families keep and the role they play in making us who we are.Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's father, was found alone near his car on Chicago's North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at theChicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. And then suddenly he was gone, leaving behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family--and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death that would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood. Finally, roughly his father's age when he died, and a seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. Died "after visiting friends," the obituaries said. But the details beyond that were inconsistent. What friends? Where? At the heart of his quest is Michael's all-too-silent, opaque mother, a woman of great courage and tenacity--and a steelydetermination not to look back. Prodding and cajoling his relatives, and working through a network of his father's buddies who abide by an honor code of silence and secrecy, Michael sees beyond the long-held myths and ultimately reconciles the father he'd imagined with the one he comes to know--and in the journey discovers new truths about his mother. A stirring portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets, After Visiting Friends is the story of a son who goes in search of the truth and finds not only his father, but a rare window into a world of men and newspapers and fierce loyalties that no longer exists"--,Provided by publisher.
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Hainey, M. (2013). After visiting friends: a son's story. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hainey, Michael, 1964-. 2013. After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hainey, Michael, 1964-, After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story. New York: Scribner, 2013.

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Hainey, Michael. After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2013. Print.

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