Michael Hainey - After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

Colfax Avenue: Deputy editor of GQ magazine Michael Hainey will discuss and sign his new book After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story (Scribner), the haunting saga of his quest to understand the mystery of his father’s death. Hainey’s book is a stirring portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Michael's father was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. And then suddenly he was gone, leaving behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family—and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death. Died “after visiting friends,” the obituaries said. What friends? Where? At the heart of Michael's quest is his all-too-silent, opaque mother, a woman of great courage and tenacity, about whom he discovers new truths.

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Event date: 
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
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ISBN: 9781451676563
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner Book Company - February 19th, 2013