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  • By bp0477273
    Oct 4, 2009
    "A great read" Francis writes with a style that is unique, well crafted, and easy to become very attached to. I found the story uplifting, especially the way he shares his innermost feelings, openly, without veils. If you want to read a book that will change your life for the better, this needs to be the first book you pick up.
  • By carlxa
    Feb 20, 2008
    "hey francis, congradulations!" goog job on completting your first book! i've got one oredered and i hope i can find time to read it. based on some of your stories it should be good! carl
  • By Fritz Johansen
    Nov 25, 2007
    "Truly marvelous!" I have read this book from front to back in two sittings. I found the writing and the story truly marvelous. Francis Hyland's writing captured my senses, held me gripped front page one!! If you want a book that will make you laugh, cry, feel the pain of loneliness, of seperation, feel the joy of self-discovery, then this is a must-read!! Absolutely five stars!
  • By hvera
    Nov 1, 2005
    "My Son (A Journey) by Vera Hyatt Ph.D" Francis Hyland’s first book is utterly compelling and multi-layered, the work speaks of the life of a White boy being raised in a black country where his parents, as expatriate educators, enjoy the life of privilege offered throughout the (former)British Colonies to educators from England. The boy’s dilemma surfaces when his parents return with him to England where he realizes that they are just ordinary decent, hard working professionals, living normal lives like everyone else, without the servants and nannies, and dinner parties for the exclusive few, and other trappings of privilege. The boy finds his altered reality hard to deal with as the posture he had developed, even as a young boy, was one of superiority to his black African playmates and friends; not withstanding the fact that his own half-brother is of mixed race. He then withdraws into himself, which starts the downward spiral into the abyss of self-destruction. Hyland is... More > an excellent storyteller who has a compelling facility with language. The way he crafts his story and paints his images, one is taken on a sensual journey; you can smell, see and hear the experiences he describes. His story, though very sad, ends with self-discovery as his own son grows up and he feels the father son bond which existed with his own father, but which he failed to see in his own life. What a delight it is to know that Hyland has found writing as a means of self-expression, and we hope redemption. I look forward to his forthcoming work. Congratulations!< Less
  • By David Schudel
    May 31, 2005
    "My Son - a great debut" Francis Hyland takes us on the journey of a lost father who in finding his son also finds himself. It has genuine highs and lows with a sensitivity that binds the reader to the characters. It is an excellent debut from Francis Hyland. Three thumbs from me.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411668829
Publisher
Lulu
Published
March 30, 2005
Language
English
Pages
295
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.11 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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