Father Verses Sons: A Correspondence in Poems

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Publisher
Rare Bird Books
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Pages
280
Dimensions
5.0 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781644284261

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About the Author

Herbert Gold, literary icon and compatriot of the Beat Generation, published more than thirty books, including the bestseller Fathers. He won the Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, the Commonwealth Club Gold Medal, & the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award.

Ari Gold is a filmmaker and winner of the Student Oscar. His films have been selected at Sundance four times, and his upcoming movies Helicopter and Brother Verses Brother are companions to this book.

Ethan Gold is a songwriter, performer, and composer residing in Los Angeles and Berlin. He is releasing a trilogy of albums about the modern world, Earth City.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR HERBERT GOLD

"Herbert Gold, a novelist whose verbal inventiveness and keen eye for the complicated emotional transactions of love and marriage established him as one of the most promising of the young American writers to emerge after World War II."

--The New York Times

PRAISE FOR FATHER VERSES SONS

"A wise and loving poetic correspondence that tells me more about men than ten years of marriage."

--Natasha Leggero, comedian and author of The World Deserves My Children

"Remember the first time your dad told you a secret that made you see him as a complete person? That happens on every page. Family often inspires art, but rarely are the results as kind and generous as they are in this warm, slyly funny book."

--Chris L. Terry, author of Black Card and Zero Fade, co-editor of Black Punk Now

"A playful, touching family saga written in Beat-evoking free verse, Father Verses Sons offers wry meditations on time, sex, death, love, and dragonflies. I heartily recommend taking this breezy California ride."

--Daniel Pinchbeck, author of Breaking Open the Head

"A poignant dialogue between father and sons created during a global crisis when all of us were alone. Out of isolation comes these love poems, tender and cruel. Once again language outsmarts sadness and death."

--Jerome Charyn, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and author of Big Red

"I sent my Dad a letter in the mail once and all I got back was a restraining order. This magic correspondence makes me dwell on my own luvly [sic] Dad, a bit older now. And at the same time wish, that I end up in the Gold lineage next time round."

--Robert Sheehan, actor and author of Disappearing Act