Father Verses Sons: A Correspondence in Poems (Hardcover)

Father Verses Sons: A Correspondence in Poems By Herbert Gold, Ari Gold, Ethan Gold (With) Cover Image
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When the global pandemic forced his ninety-six-year-old father into isolation, filmmaker Ari Gold became concerned that loneliness would kill his father's spirits. As a prolific novelist who began writing in his twenties, Herbert Gold's incredible oeuvre included twenty-four novels, five collections of stories and essays, and eight nonfiction books. So, Ari mailed his father a poem, asking for one in return. Later, Ari's twin brother, Ethan, also got into the game. Thus was launched a lifesaving literary correspondence, and a testament to the bonds of family.

The resulting poems are playful, honest, funny, and moving. Secrets are invoked alongside personal--and often painful--history. Ari and Ethan's mother, Herbert Gold's second wife, died in a helicopter crash alongside the famous rock promoter and impresario Bill Graham in 1991. Her ghost roams through the poems and the wonderful archival photos included in full color throughout.

In Father Verses Sons, a lushly illustrated "correspondence in poems," ranges across the life, family, and death of a remarkable father. The father and his sons write tenderly of their hunger for connection, about the woman that all three men have lost (a mother, a wife), and about the passion that all three seek. Ultimately, these poems tell a singular story of men bumbling their way towards love.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644284261
ISBN-10: 164428426X
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English