Posts Tagged: fathers
It’s July, and the summer issues of literary magazines are rolling off both the physical and cyber presses, including Virginia Quarterly Review, which this week shared a story from its summer print issue online. In “Dixon” by Bret Anthony Johnston, author of the bestselling novel Remember Me Like This and the award-winning collection Corpus Christi, a father risks border patrol agents and losing his job to illegally sell a shipment of Dairy Queen kid’s meal toys in an effort to save his daughter....more
We finally had The Discussion after watching a documentary about Robert McNamara, who, like all Secretaries of State before and after, failed to see the wisdom in preparing for the fall. There were three issues: what I wanted, what she wanted, what we wanted.
This time last year I sat for days with my father in his room at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, recording his voice as he narrated the story of his life. “She’s helping me write my memoirs,” he quipped to the endless parade of nurses passing through to change the dressings on his legs, take his blood pressure, administer meds....more
Walter Mosley reflects on his father’s life in the Deep South and the influence he had on his son’s growth as a writer:
When I was 13, I asked him what he wanted me to be when I grew up.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’re tasked with remembering all the good things about our fathers, which can be difficult. What might help? Remembering just how bad other fathers can be. Electric Literature has a list of terrible fathers in literature that might help you appreciate your own more....more