My Son (A Journey) by Francis J.D. Hyland
Paperback, 295 Pages
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"My Son" is a tale of a British boy, born and raised in Ghana, and his search for the freedom he believes he has now lost as an adult. As he loses his way along the path of life, he fights with the anger he feels inside towards his parents for taking him away from the utopian existance in which he was raised. As his own son grows, he begins to realize that the freedom had always been there, that he had wasted a great portion of his life in the pursuit of the treasure that he had been unable to see was right in front of him.
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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.
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
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!
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
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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- Standard Copyright License
- March 30, 2005
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.11 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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