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The Resource The bill from my father : a memoir, Bernard Cooper

The bill from my father : a memoir, Bernard Cooper

Label
The bill from my father : a memoir
Title
The bill from my father
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cooper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A contemporary account of growing up and coming to terms with a bewildering father. Dour and exuberant by turns, Edward Cooper's moods dictated the always uncertain climate of the household. As the book begins, Bernard and his father are the last remaining members of the family that once included his mother and three older brothers. Now retired and living in a run-down trailer, Edward Cooper had once been a celebrated divorce attorney. An expert at "the dissolution of human relationships," the elder Cooper is slowly succumbing to dementia. As the author attempts to forge a coherent picture of the family history, he discovers some peculiar documents involving lawsuits against other family members, and recalls an itemized bill his father once sent him for the cost of his upbringing. By the time the author receives his inheritance, the book has become a meditation on both monetary and emotional indebtedness, and on the mysterious nature of memory and love.--From publisher description
Summary
A contemporary account of growing up and coming to terms with a bewildering father. Dour and exuberant by turns, Edward Cooper's moods dictated the always uncertain climate of the household. As the book begins, Bernard and his father are the last remaining members of the family that once included his mother and three older brothers. Now retired and living in a run-down trailer, Edward Cooper had once been a celebrated divorce attorney. An expert at "the dissolution of human relationships," the elder Cooper is slowly succumbing to dementia. As the author attempts to forge a coherent picture of the family history, he discovers some peculiar documents involving lawsuits against other family members, and recalls an itemized bill his father once sent him for the cost of his upbringing. By the time the author receives his inheritance, the book has become a meditation on both monetary and emotional indebtedness, and on the mysterious nature of memory and love.--From publisher description
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Biography/Autobiography, 2006.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
184097
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Bernard
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Bernard
  • Cooper, Bernard
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Gay men
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
The bill from my father : a memoir, Bernard Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780743249621
Lccn
2005044503
System control number
(OCoLC)61362171
Label
The bill from my father : a memoir, Bernard Cooper
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780743249621
Lccn
2005044503
System control number
(OCoLC)61362171

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