After Visiting Friends
A Son's StoryLarge Print - 2013
Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's father, was found alone near his car on Chicago's North Side, dead of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. Questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his father's death would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood. A seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. After Visiting Friends is the story of a son who goes in search of the truth and finds not only his father, but a world of men and newspapers and fierce loyalties that no longer exists.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, Center Point Large Print,, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
Characteristics: 382 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.