After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

Editorial reviews

After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

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.