Issue 05 / 1996

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5 / Fathers and Fatherhood

Personal truths and shared memories: it's complicated

Though this issue is dedicated to fathers and fatherhood, on a deeper level, the stories explore the idea of personal truth—the notion that a writer can remain perfectly factual, yet also write from a subjective perspective, tinged with interpretation and shared memories. The authors’ recollections and responses collected in this issue may not always reflect reality as others see it, but that doesn’t make them any less true, or certainly, any less compelling and dramatic. Family, after all, is complicated.

“Fathers and Fatherhood” features work by Phillip Lopate, Hilary Masters, A. D. Coleman, Pam Widener, and others.

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