• After Visiting with Friends

    This haunting story of a son???s quest to understand the mystery of his father???s death is ???searing and unforgettable???memoir writing at its best??? (,)???a ???powerfully affecting??? (,) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.,???Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing.??? So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son???s search to discover the decades-old truth about his father???s mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious circumstances. His tragic absence left behind not only a young widow and two small sons but questions about family and truth that would obsess Michael for decades.,Years later, Michael undertakes a risky journey to uncover the true story about what happened to his father. Prodding reluctant relatives and working through a network of his father???s old colleagues, Michael begins to reconcile the father he lost with the one he comes to know. At the heart of his quest is his mother, a woman of courage and tenacity???and a steely determination to press on with her life. A universal story of love and loss and the resilience of family in the face of hardship, , is the account of a son who goes searching for his father, and in the journey discovers new love and admiration for his mother.