On Father

John Birmingham
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On Father

Published

5 March 2019

ISBN

9780522873436

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Melbourne University Press

On Father

John Birmingham

A son’s homage to his father

A son's homage to his father
John Birmingham's father died. And his life fell apart. The next six months were spent grinding through the dark forests of depression until he finally emerged out of the darkness onto sunlit upland. A unique yet universal story, On Father reaches out to everyone who has experienced and survived deep grief.
John Birmingham's father died. And his life fell apart. The next six months were spent grinding through the dark forests of depression until he finally emerged out of the darkness onto sunlit upland. A unique yet universal story, On Father reaches out to everyone who has experienced and survived deep grief.

Deeply moving. Beautifully written. I wept. For John’s dad, and anew—for the loss of my own”
Peter Fitzsimons

[an] eloquent, visceral essage about wrestling with grief and depression”
Fiona Capp

This is the most extraordinarily moving book about grief and the final goodbyes we sometimes get to say to our fathers (if we're lucky). ‘On Father’ cements John Birmingham’s reputation as a master essayist.”
Geoff Hughes, Goodreads

This is among the best of Birmingham’s work, and he again shows his wide intellectual range, his eye for detail and, even while at the nadir of his own sadness, his skill at finding humor in the direst of circumstances.”
Scott, Goodreads

John Birmingham

John Birmingham

John Birmingham has written for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Long Bay Prison News, Quarterly Essay and The Monthly. His published works include He Died With A Falafel In His Hand and Leviathan: The unauthorised biography of Sydney. He started writing airport novels because they were more fun.

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