In this book the author remembers and pays tribute to his father, describing his relationship with him through stories from his youth and adolescence. These alternate with observations of his father's final illness, death, and funeral.
He describes events with humour and sensitivity. His father, by turns infuriating, bumptious or loving comes to life as an individual but also as the quirky awkward person whom all of us tolerate and love as our own parents. He shows us how he has learned to accept his loss and reconcile it with the grief while retaining his love and gratitude for his father. A lovely book.