The Closer We are to Dying

The Closer We are to Dying

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This publication contains a funny yet poignant evocation of an Italian family in Canada, recounted through the tales Joe Forito's father would tell at the kitchen table after a night's drinking. As his father's death approaches he begins to reveal more rich layers of family more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 155 x 214mm | 589g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747548609
  • 9780747548607

Review quote

"Joe Fiorito has all the right stuff. His splendid memoir about his relationship with his dying father belongs on that small shelf with Philip Roth's Patrimony and Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes." -Mordecai Richler "A small, quiet masterpiece...Fiorito's story is strange and sad, devoted to unvarnished truth." -"The Times ("London) "A touching and effectively understated blend of family history, father-son friendship and personal passage from old anger and resentment into reconciliation and love." -"Publishers Weekly"show more

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42 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 33% (14)
4 45% (19)
3 17% (7)
2 5% (2)
1 0% (0)
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