What if that very father were also a famous religious man?
What if that secret life involved the fact that he had long-time male lovers?
This is the essence of a gorgeously-written memoir piece by poet Honor Moore in the most recent New Yorker (and available online here).
The piece is an excerpt from her forthcoming book-length memoir The Bishop's Daughter.
I can't wait to read the whole book. And I can only hope that my writing tells the truth so well, that it evokes such a strong sense of empathy.