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His Father's Son [Kindle Edition]

Tony Black
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Book Description

Australia is the Lucky Country, and Joey Driscol knows it. It’s a far cry from his native Ireland, but he believes this is the place he and his wife Shauna can make a new life and forget the troubles of the past. For a time, they do just that, and soon welcome their son Marti into the family. But as the years pass, this new life thousands of miles from the Old Country comes under threat. Joey’s wife has been struggling with demons of her own, their marriage is on the rocks and suddenly, Shauna disappears and takes Marti with her. Joey is beside himself, with no clues about where they are, with both his childhood sweetheart and his son – his pride and joy – now missing. Then, when Joey gets word that his wife and son have returned to Ireland, he knows that he’ll now have to do the same if he ever wants to see them again. And he also knows that he’ll finally have to confront the ghosts of his past that he’s been running from for years. His Father’s Son is a touching and beautiful story of a family struggling to come to terms with their past, their present and an uncertain future.


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Soulful and stunningly written, this reads like a future classic. --Lisa Jewell

A moving and evocative tale, a heartfelt examination of the bond between fathers and sons, and about the baggage one generation passes on to the next. --Doug Johnstone

This is an emotional story to be sure. Poignant yes. It also has its humour cleverly paced and bittersweet I highly recommend that you pick a copy of this book. Mr Black can write more than crime fiction that's for sure. I hope he continues to do so. --Liz Loves Books blog

His Father's Son is an emotional story fraught with believable characters, a finely woven plot, and a mesh of two cultures expertly revealed. This story is written in a style reminiscent of the late Frank McCourt and should sit alongside Angela's Ashes as one of Irish literature's classic novels. --Heart of Fiction

This is a tale of father and son, man and wife, and how a journey to be reunited can mean rediscovering a part of yourself that was buried long ago and Black tells it perfectly. --The Scotsman

His Father's Son is an emotional story fraught with believable characters, a finely woven plot, and a mesh of two cultures expertly revealed. This story is written in a style reminiscent of the late Frank McCourt and should sit alongside Angela's Ashes as one of Irish literature's classic novels. --Heart of Fiction

This is a tale of father and son, man and wife, and how a journey to be reunited can mean rediscovering a part of yourself that was buried long ago and Black tells it perfectly. --The Scotsman

About the Author

Tony Black is the author of seven previous novels. An award-winning journalist, he was born in Australia and grew up in Scotland and Ireland. Described by Irvine Welsh as his 'favourite British crime writer' Tony's work took a turn away from the mean streets after the birth of his son. His Father's Son is his first novel outside of the crime genre.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 525 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Black & White Publishing (3 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845027272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845027278
  • ASIN: B00EN8OT66
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Tony Black is the author of 12 books, most recently The Last Tiger. The Tasmanian-set novel tells the story of the demise of the Tasmanian tiger.

Whitbread-winning author Paul Sayer called the novel, "A rare and heartfelt fable".

Barry Graham, Winner of the American Library Association book of the year, said The Last Tiger is "Tony Black's most brilliant and resonant novel so far".

Tony Black has also written three crime fiction series, a number of crime novellas and a collection of short stories. His next crime title is Artefacts of the Dead.

For more information, and the latest news visit his website at: www.tonyblack.net or his blog: www.pulppusher.blogspot.com

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, evocative and heartwarming.... 28 Aug. 2013
By Liz Wilkins TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
First of all my grateful thanks to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy of this wonderfully moving book. Tony Black, well known for his outstanding crime fiction takes a break from that and I for one am very pleased that he did.

Joey Driscol moves his family to Australia in the hopes of a new beginning. For a time the family live happily but when Joey's wife disappears back to their native Ireland, taking their son Marti with her, Joey is forced to follow if he is to see them again.

This is such a beautifully written story - the characters and the settings come to life and the ups and downs of daily life and those things that can haunt us are brilliantly imagined but oh so realistic. The relationship explored between father and son is magnificent, not just Joey and Marti but Joey and his own father- heart wrenching and appealing, the demons Joey must face from his past in order to secure his and his families future will keep you turning the pages until you are done. My heart was with his wife - Shauna - she suffered as I suffer - a lot of what she has to face to deal with the "Black Dog" are things that I have had to face myself. What made this all the more wonderful for me was seeing the other side. Joey lives with Shauna's issues - decisions they take and have taken both separately and together make up the world that Marti finds himself living in....if the family are ultimately going to find redemption, its going to be a hard road. I felt for each and every one of them.

This is an emotional story to be sure. Poignant yes. It also has its humour - cleverly paced and bittersweet I highly recommend that you pick a copy of this up as soon as it is available. Mr Black can write more than crime fiction thats for sure. I hope he continues to do so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect. Just Perfect. 8 Sept. 2013
By Lincs Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Tony Black is a very successful crime writer, having written seven previous novels. His Father's Son was published by Black & White Publishing on 3 September 2013, and is his first novel outside of the crime genre.

His Father's Son is a a breathtakingly beautiful read. It is Irish to the core, depicting the culture of 1970s Ireland perfectly with eloquent phrasing and wonderful characters. The story exposes the culture of religion first, quickly followed by family, a culture that remains in many places in Ireland to this day. My mother is Irish, from County Donegal on the north west coast, and although I was brought up in England, we spent our summers in a small Donegal town, surrounded by characters just like those in Tony Black's novel. The use of language and the humour throughout this story is touching and delicate, the characters are larger than life, natural and very authentic.

Joey Driscol and his wife Shauna left Ireland in the late 60s, they went as far away as they could, to Australia, to start a new life, away from their troubles and their critics. Happily settled, with plenty of work, a nice house and a small son Marti, Joey believes that life could not get much better - he will never return to Ireland. To Joey, Australia is the lucky country, a land of opportunity where people do not judge him and accept him for what he is. Sadly Shauna continues to battle the 'Black Dog', a depressive illness that has haunted her for many years. When the Black Dog finally conquers, Shauna takes Marti and returns to Ireland. Joey follows them, and begins a journey that is not just one of many miles, but one of confrontations and realisations.

The father-son relationships in this story are tenderly examined.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful emotional punch 15 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback
'His father's son' by Tony Black is cleverly told from two distinct POV's, that of Joey- an ex-pat Irishman living in Australia- and his young son Marti. Joey has taken his family to Australia to escape a painful past back in Ireland but when his troubled wife Shauna runs off with Marti, Joey is forced to confront some unwelcome and uncomfortable truths as he fights to get his family back.Tony Black's first non-crime fiction novel is just as gripping and tightly written as his previous books and packs a powerful emotional punch.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual Black fare, & it's excellent 28 Aug. 2013
Format:Paperback
Tony Black writes gritty, hard hitting crime and police procedurals which are right up my street. His respective protagonists, Dury and Brennan, are excellent characters, so much so that I immediately reach for Tony's books on publication.

I admit I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up His Father's Son, from the description it is at the opposite end of the scale. But I was more than pleasantly surprised.

The quality of the writing is unsurprisingly of very high quality. That's a given with any of Tony's work. But in His Father's Son the narrative voice is totally novel. Interspersed with Irish and Australian turns of phrase and dialogue, it is easy to feel inside the heads of the characters and in the lands they inhabit.

A theme that has popped up several times in Tony's other work is the relationship between father and son and how this colours the main character's behaviour. In this case we see Joey's interaction with his family and then his own father. It's makes for a powerful story.
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Best book I've read in years. Its all there, tears, regrets, much laughter, sorrow, joy - couldn't bear to put it down or finish it!
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