Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Farewell to the Father

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Biography » Personal Memoirs

Farewell to the Father

By Timothy Elliott

Elsewhere $34.99 $30.95   Save 12%
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from local warehouse
New or Used: $30.00
Order now for Christmas delivery
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Published In: Australia, 26 April 2016
"Tim Elliott's story - on his father and love against the odds - will split your heart open." Benjamin Law Towards the end of his first serious suicide attempts, my father said the strangest thing to me...Growing up in 1970s Sydney, Tim Elliott had a loving stay-at-home mum, a professional father, three siblings, a private school education and endless opportunities to fish and surf at the nearby beaches. But this was not the idyllic childhood it appeared. A charismatic, well-respected doctor by day, Tim's father became a roaring madman at night. The house was our castle, and Dad was our king. He was an unpredictable king, tyrannous and moody, lethal one day, loving the next. This is an extraordinary memoir of growing up with a parent afflicted by mental illness: a complex elegy, powerfully told, loaded with love, rage and surprising humour. It is about the lengths children will go to protect themselves - and their families - from shame or harm, and how adapting to that adversity becomes and intractable part of who we are as adults. PRAISE FOR TIM ELLIOT "...he has brought us a most extraordinary memoir - bitter-sweet, tragicomic - and in the end redemptive." Sydney Morning Herald "Searing piece on mental illness...Bravo" Jessica Rowe "One of the finest, most moving pieces on mental illness you'll ever read" Professor Simon Chapman

Trailer

About the Author

Tim Elliott is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review, London's Financial Times and Sunday Times. His book, Farewell to the Father, first arose from an article of the same name in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine. The article generated one of the largest reader responses in the paper's history.

EAN: 9781743537893
ISBN: 1743537891
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.5 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Farewell to the Father on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.