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Author Hainey, Michael.

Title After visiting friends: a son's story [Hoopla electronic resource] / Michael Hainey.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 06 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Dan John Miller.
Summary Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's father, was found alone near his car on Chicago's North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. Then suddenly he was gone, leaving behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family-and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death that would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood. Finally, roughly his father's age when he died, and a seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. Died "after visiting friends," the obituaries said. However, the details beyond that were inconsistent. What friends? Where? At the heart of his quest is Michael's all-too-silent, opaque mother, a woman of great courage and tenacity-and a steely determination not to look back. Prodding and cajoling his relatives, and working through a network of his father's buddies who abide by an honor code of silence and secrecy, Michael sees beyond the long-held myths and ultimately reconciles the father he'd imagined with the one he comes to know-and in the journey discovers new truths about his mother. A stirring portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets, After Visiting Friends is the story of a son who goes in search of the truth and finds not only his father, but also a rare window into a world of men and newspapers and fierce loyalties that no longer exists.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Added Author Miller, Dan John. Narrator.
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ISBN 9781452693019 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1452693013 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11413347
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