A Lie about My Father


A moving, unforgettable memoir of two lost men: a father and his child. He had his final heart attack in the Silver Band Club in Corby, somewhere between the bar and the cigarette machine. A foundling; a fantasist; a morose, threatening drinker who was quick with his hands, he hadn't seen his son for years. John Burnside's extraordinary story of this failed relationship is a beautifully written evocation of a lost and damaged world of childhood and the constants of his father's world: men defined by the drink they could ...

A Lie about My Father 2007, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555974671

Trade paperback

A Lie About My Father 2007, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099479536

Mass-market paperback

A Lie about My Father 2007, Jonathan Cape, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780224074872