My Father, the Pornographer

My Father, the Pornographer

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After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and ‘80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir.

“Chris Offutt owns one of the finest, surest prose styles around, ready and able to convey the hardest truth without flinching. Now Offutt enters the darkest and most mysterious… (more)

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It’s a fascinating story, written by a truly gifted author—one that didn’t fall too far from the family tree.

He is, as in his previous work, a captivating storyteller, but self-pity and bitterness, two pitfalls of the genre, occasionally creep into his memoir.

With “My Father, the Pornographer,” Mr. Offutt attempts to make sense of the narrowly rational man who terrorized his family and led a semi-secret professional life.


Book Details  


Publisher: Atria Books (February 09, 2016)

Collection: Atria Books

Parent ISBN: 9781501112461

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Language: English


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