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After visiting friends : a son's story

After visiting friends : a son's story
Michael Hainey
The story of a son's quest to understand the mystery of his father's death and a memoir about the secrets families keep and the role they play in making us who we are. Bob Hainey was found alone near his car in Chicago, dead, of an apparent heart attack. The young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers. He left behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family--and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death that would obsess Michael long into adulthood. At roughly his father's age when he died, and a seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. At the heart of his quest is Michael's all-too-silent, opaque mother, a woman of great courage and tenacity--and a steely determination not to look back. Prodding and cajoling his relatives, and working through a network of his father's buddies who abide by an honor code of silence and secrecy, Michael sees beyond the long-held myths and ultimately reconciles the father he'd imagined with the one he comes to know--and in the journey discovers new truths about his mother. A portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets; the story of a son in search of the truth who finds not only his father, but a window into a world of men and newspapers and fierce loyalties that no longer exists--Excerpted from publisher
Call Number: 
920 Hai