Our Father Who Wasnt There

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Our Father Who Wasnt There

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A masterfully rendered memoir, this account weaves bits of truth and fiction in an attempt to tell the life story of Brian Carlin, the authors father. In 1960s conservative Western Australia, Carlin commits suicide, resulting in his son Davids yearning to conjure up his father and uncover the series of events that led to his death. Piecing together Carlins tale from medical records, faltering memories, and imagined scenarios?including bouts of undergraduate bohemia in late-1940s Perth, a damaging undertow of electric-shock therapy, insulin comas, and whispered wartime events?this narrative underscores issues associated with mental illness and family burdens.


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A masterfully rendered memoir, this account weaves bits of truth and fiction in an attempt to tell the life story of Brian Carlin, the authors father. In 1960s conservative Western Australia, Carlin commits suicide, resulting in his son Davids yearning to conjure up his father and uncover the series of events that led to his death. Piecing together Carlins tale from medical records, faltering memories, and imagined scenarios?including bouts of undergraduate bohemia in late-1940s Perth, a damaging undertow of electric-shock therapy, insulin comas, and whispered wartime events?this narrative underscores issues associated with mental illness and family burdens.
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Title Our Father Who Wasnt There Height 228 mm
David Carlin Width 150 mm
ISBN-13 9781921640254 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1921640251 Spine Width 20 mm
Publisher Scribe Publications Pages 225
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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