The Resource Just let me look at you : on fatherhood, Bill Gaston

Just let me look at you : on fatherhood, Bill Gaston

Label
Just let me look at you : on fatherhood
Title
Just let me look at you
Title remainder
on fatherhood
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gaston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill Gaston's relationship with his father was stormy. Sons clash with fathers, particularly with towering, authoritarian figures like Gaston Senior. Fairly or unfairly, sons look for reasons to rebel, particularly against boring suburban fathers who seem to prize conformity above all else. And fairly or unfairly, sons judge their fathers when they can't handle their booze. But even a father and son as doomed to clash as Gaston and his father could fish together. When they were shoulder-to-shoulder, joined in shared anticipation and common purpose, gazing at the waves of the Pacific Ocean, they were no longer betrayed by their differences. When Gaston's father dies, this is the memory of his father that he keeps alive. In the years that follow, however, he learns more about his father's realtionship with his father. It too was marked by heavy drinking, though it took a much darker turn. What Gaston comes to realize is that the man his younger self had been so eager to judge was in fact capable of near-heroic feats of self-mastery. And as a father of grown sons himself, he acutely feels the wounds he must have inflicted years before by withholding so much he now knows that fathers long for. Returning to the past, Gaston goes back to those times in the boat, and comes to understand his own story anew as he sees his father in a new light. Warm, often funny, and alive to all the ways in which the words for love so often come too late, Just Let Me Look at You captures a father's inexpressible tenderness for a child and the longing he feels when that child becomes a man."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaston, Bill
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 306.874/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.G373
LC item number
J87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaston, Bill
  • Gaston, Bill
  • Gaston, Bill
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fatherhood
  • Authors, Canadian (English)
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Families
  • Fatherhood
  • Fathers and sons
  • Canada
Label
Just let me look at you : on fatherhood, Bill Gaston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780735234062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001322546
  • (OCoLC)on1001322546
Label
Just let me look at you : on fatherhood, Bill Gaston
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780735234062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001322546
  • (OCoLC)on1001322546

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