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A Father's Son

A Father's Son

by Richard Harris


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When his mother is arrested in September 1988, 14-year-old hockey phenom Justin Maloney is left with no choice but to move in with his estranged father. Rick Maloney wants to be a caring, responsible parent to his only child, but he soon loses his way and begins a steady descent into darkness that will force him to confront old demons.

Set against the backdrop of the New World Order-the demise of the Soviet Union, the pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall-A Father's Son is a stirring tale of how parent and child can grow far apart, yet remain close through a shared love of Canada's national passion.

Infused with the pop culture that would define a generation, A Father's Son also touches on the universal themes of first loves, betrayal and the struggle for identity. A rich tapestry of voices, A Father's Son is a deeply affecting story about how the anti-heroes in our lives can sometimes be our strongest forces for growth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484921678
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2013
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Richard Harris was born in Toronto, Canada in 1974. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at McGill University in 1996, he moved to South Korea, where he lived for 10 years. He returned to Toronto in 2009.

A Father's Son (2013) is Richard Harris's first novel, but he is also the author of two full-length non-fiction books, Roadmap to Korean (2003) and Faces of Korea (2004), and four published short stories.

In 2012, he received a Toronto Arts Council grant (Level II) for A Father's Son.

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