Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself

Fatherhood. Any parent reading Peter Ho Davies’ novel titled, A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself, will ache for the unnamed characters at the heart of the story. After testing in utero reveals the likelihood of abnormality, a mother and father struggle with the choice of whether or not to abort the pregnancy. We feel their struggle with this decision and the guilt and shame that they face. When their next pregnancy produces a son, we see parenting mostly from the father’s perspective, as parents exude love for this most wanted boy who has secured a place on the autism spectrum. Davies’ fine writing and insights into fatherhood will propel readers through this novel and into thinking about many dimensions of fatherhood. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself from amazon.com.

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