Raising the Dad

Raising the Dad

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"Raising the Dad mines family dysfunction for all of its complex truths and wild emotions. Tom Matthews strikes the damnedest balance--aching loss, brutal humor--as his befuddled protagonist deals with mind-blowing circumstances."--Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and Half-A-Life "The sensitivity and unexpected humor that Tom Matthews brings to this emotionally complex book extends to the protagonist's rock singer brother." --Producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) In Raising the Dad, John Husted's life is complicated, although not in any remarkable way. His marriage has slipped into a state of passionless functionality. His teenage daughter is growing distant and mean. His older brother--a washed-up heavy-metal singer--is fresh out of jail, and his mother is slipping away to dementia. And then an incredible secret about the family is forced upon John. By the time he finds a way to resolve the situation as best he can, the relationships within his family are changed forever in shocking and profoundly moving ways.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250094766
Branch Call Number: FICTION Matthews, Tom
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 22 cm


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