John Freeman at Granta invited me to be one of the writers contributing short memoirs of their fathers, over at Granta.com. The web pieces are a supplement to the Fathers issue in the print edition, and it’s a fascinating series, with pieces by Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart, Jess Row, Ali Smith, Maud Newton and Ben Anastas, among others. Please click and check them out.
This piece is part of something longer, a nonfiction novel inspired a little–formally–by J.M. Coetzee’s third-person memoirs (Boyhood in particular).