When Allen Pasztory discovered he was likely to die before his time, he realized that what he could pass down to the people he loved was stories. Stories of and for his families--the family he was born to and the family he stumbled upon and fiercely embraced. This lyrical book of a man confronting challenges -- deafness and serious illness -- offers a quiet, warm story of two men struggling to build a famiy in a world which does not acknowledge their right to parenthood.Whoa#39;ll speak to the garbage man and the furnace man and all the other men for me? ... why I pictured him or my mother tryingto explain somethingto the meter reader or the milkman and wanted not to leave; why, in a way that shames me, I wanted to leave. ... My father touched his forefinger briefly to the tip of my nose.
|Title||:||Safe As Houses|
|Publisher||:||Lethe Press - 2009-12-01|