Nobodys Father: Life Without Kids by Bruce Gillespie

Nobodys Father: Life Without Kids

EditorBruce Gillespie, Lynne Van Luven

Paperback | September 5, 2008

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In a sequel to the celebrated collection of stories Nobody's Mother comes an honest and poignant collection of essays from men who have forgone fatherhood.

Statistics Canada data show that seven per cent of women and eight per cent of men intend to remain childless. Nobody's Father gives readers fresh, honest insights into that male eight per cent. Ranging in age from young manhood to late middle age, some gay and some straight, and making their homes across North America, the contributors explore the issues of what it means to live a life without children. While some writers admit they are haunted by feelings of failure to live up to their own fathers' expectations and to carry on the family name, others admit to knowing from an early age that parenthood was not for them and are content with the alternative lives they lead.

About The Author

Lynne Van Luven is an associate professor at the Department of Writing, University of Victoria. She also writes for a variety of publications, including Books in Canada and Quill & Quire; is a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s The Arts Today program; and has published three other anthologies of creative non-fiction. Bruce Gillespie is...
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Title:Nobodys Father: Life Without KidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 5, 2008Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

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