Just Once, No More: On Fathers, Sons, and Who We Are Until We Are No Longer

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Knopf Canada
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5.28 X 8.03 X 0.87 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

CHARLES FORAN has published twelve books. He has won awards for his fiction, nonfiction and journalism, including the Hilary Weston Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award. He lives in Toronto.



"A meditative rumination on issues of mortality, family, and what it means to be alive in the world. . . . [Just Once, No More is] a series of lyrical musings . . . that cumulatively comprise an emotional cartography of the author's developing understanding of how to exist in a body among other bodies, both human and animal. . . . The payoff is being in the presence of a supple, inquisitive mind . . . through the vicissitudes of human existence." --Toronto Star

"A beautiful elegy on the aches of an aging heart. Sad, yes, but in a luminous way, like a flickering, crackling vintage lightbulb. Truly, a book that is wise and moving." --Yann Martel

"Charles Foran, at his dying father's bedside, traces the giant, altering moments and the end-of-day tender ones that shape them both. This is an eyes-open memoir about how we fly apart and come together; about the fierce and gentle hold of fatherhood; about the ways art can make meaning; about love, sadness, and the ties that bind. Elegiac, intimate and honest, this is a beautiful, tender book, so spare and lovely, so full of little diamonds of truth." --Lisa Moore