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The organist : fugues, fatherhood, and a fragile mind

Author: Mark Abley
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harry Abley was a nightmare of a father: depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was also a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted. Mark Abley, his only child, grew up in the shadow of music and mental illness. How he came to terms with this divided legacy, and how he learned to be a man in the absence of a traditional masculine role model, are central to this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Abley, Mark, 1955-
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Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2019
(CaOONL)20189060824
Named Person: Harry Abley; Mark Abley; Mark Abley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Abley
ISBN: 9780889775817 0889775818
OCLC Number: 1080209968
Description: xi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Mark Abley.

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A son reflects on his complicated relationship with his depressive but brilliant father.  Read more...

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