After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

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This haunting story of a son’s quest to understand the mystery of his father’s death is “searing and unforgettable…memoir writing at its best” (San Francisco Chronicle)—a “powerfully affecting” (O, The Oprah Magazine) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.

“Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing.” So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son’s search to discover the decades-old truth about his father’s… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


It's so gut wrenching, riveting and touching that only the most coldhearted reader would find the willpower to put it down. If I were ever to meet the author, my instinct would be to hug him as if we were old friends.

The book’s frustrating circuitousness is offset by Mr. Hainey’s efforts to touch on a story bigger than his own and explain what the clichéd corruption of “the Chicago Way” meant to the news.

Part elegy, part mystery and wholly unforgettable.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (February 19, 2013)

Collection: Scribner

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 3.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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