All My Mothers and Fathers: A Memoir (Paperback)Michael Blumenthal (author)
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As fate would have it, his adoptive father, a German-Jewish refugee raised by a loveless and embittered stepmother after his own mother died in childbirth, has inflicted on his stepson a fate uncannily - and terrifyingly - similar to his own: Having first adopted Michael, in part, to help his dying wife, he then imposes on him the same sort of penurious and loveless stepmother whom he himself had had to survive. With these revelations, the ""mysteries"" that seem to have permeated Michael's childhood are laid bare, triggering a quest for belonging that will infiltrate the author's entire adult life.
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Patricia Hampl, author of A Romantic Education and The Florist's Daughter
"The touching story of [Blumenthal's] search for his true identity."