Chris Forhan: My Father Before Me

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Poet Chris Forhan, the fifth of eight children, was born into a family of silence. In his memoir, My Father Before Me (Scribner) he tries to unravel the story of his father’s suicide and of his family’s legacy of loss and of resilience.

“Piercing and compassionate, My Father Before Me offers a brilliant glimpse into the seemingly impossible but urgently human task of growing out of the selves we’ve become and into the selves we need to be.”—Nick Flynn

Chris Forhan, a Seattle native, teaches writing at Butler University. He is the author of several poetry collections, including The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars (2003), winner of the Samuel Morse French Poetry Prize.
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company

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