Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Lives of Our Fathers

What if you found out after your father's death that he had a secret life?

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.


Montgomery Maxton said...

this sounds good.

Collin Kelley said...

This one is on my "must purchase" list.