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Bureau of missing persons : writing the secret lives of fathers

Author: Roger J Porter
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger J Porter
ISBN: 9780801449871 0801449871
OCLC Number: 687613503
Description: x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Faith-Changing for Life --
Wounds of memory: shame and discovery in the Kurzem Family --
Into the belly of the beast: counterfeiting identity for survival --
Probing secret conversions: Helen Fremont's anguished inquisition --
2. Deciphering enigma codes --
Shadowing the furtive father beyond the grave: Mary Gordon's ambivalent inquiry --
"Love Is No Detective": Germaine Greer's guilty hunt --
Family on the lam: a son running after secrets --
Scavenger in the archives: the "Memory Boy" tracks his parents --
Naked Lady's face and the detective's effacement --
3. Men who were not there --
Sleuthing amidst the shards of the past: tracking absence in the Austers --
Letters and the flag: Recuperating a lost father --
Speaking him into the world: a daughter reenters her father's history --
Father gone missing: documenting a broken bond --
4. Becoming one's parent --
Limits of privacy: decorum and exposure at the Ackerleys --
"Lies Like Contagious Diseases": the secrets of the Duke and His Son --
Imagining himself in the paternal matrix --
Shared screts in the Fun House --
5. Breaking the silence --
Race, secrecy, and discovery: black on white, white on black --
Conclusion: freedom or exploitation?
Responsibility: Roger J. Porter.
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