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A Lie about My Father

John Burnside

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Beschreibung

My father told lies all his life and, because I knew no better, I repeated them. Lies about everything, great and small, were the very fabric of my world.

The lie in the title of astonishing memoir Lie About My Father is born of shame. Traveling around upstate New York in the nineties, John Burnside can't bear to share the truth about his father during a casual conversation with a hitchhiker. He covers his uneasiness with a lie. It felt natural to do so.

His father, abandoned as a baby on a stranger's doorstep, created a masterful web of deceit to erase this unbearable fact. John, even as a child, represented everything that was wrong with the world and became the recipient of his father's selfhatred in the form of enraged violence, and worse, petty, cruel belittlement. Growing up in the tough working-class neighborhoods of Scotland and later England, John learned to lie back to his father and, later, about his father.

John Burnside

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 277
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2007
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-55597-467-1
Verlag Farrar Strauss and Giroux
Maße (L/B/H) 22.7/15.5/2.1 cm
Gewicht 398 g

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