By Michael Hainey
A decade within the writing, the haunting tale of a son’s quest to appreciate the secret of his father’s death—a common memoir in regards to the secrets and techniques households hold and the position they play in making us who we are.
Michael Hainey had simply grew to become six whilst his uncle knocked on his family’s again door one morning with the tragic information: Bob Hainey, Michael’s father, used to be chanced on by myself close to his motor vehicle on Chicago’s North facet, lifeless, of an obvious center assault. Thirty-five years outdated, a tender assistant reproduction table leader on the Chicago Sun-Times, Bob used to be a vivid and shining big name within the aggressive, hard-living international of newspapers, person who concerned booze-soaked nights that bled into sunrise. after which by surprise he used to be long gone, abandoning a tender widow, sons, a fractured family—and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his demise that may obsess Michael all through early life and lengthy into maturity. eventually, approximately his father’s age while he died, and a professional reporter himself, Michael got down to examine what occurred that evening. Died “after vacationing friends,” the obituaries acknowledged. however the info past that have been inconsistent. What neighbors? the place? on the center of his quest is Michael’s all-too-silent, opaque mom, a lady of serious braveness and tenacity—and a steely decision to not glance again. Prodding and cajoling his kinfolk, and dealing via a community of his father’s pals who abide via an honor code of silence and secrecy, Michael sees past the long-held myths and eventually reconciles the daddy he’d imagined with the single he involves know—and within the trip discovers new truths approximately his mother.
A stirring portrait of a kinfolk and its legacy of secrets and techniques, After traveling Friends is the tale of a son who is going looking for the reality and unearths not just his father, yet an extraordinary window right into a global of guys and newspapers and fierce loyalties that now not exists.
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