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Don Waters

December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

In 2010, Don Waters set out to write a magazine story about a surfing icon who had known his absentee father. He didn’t imagine that it would become a years-long quest to understand a man who left behind almost nothing except for a self-absorbed autobiography for his abandoned son. These Boys and Their Fathers (University of Iowa) is a wildly original book blending memoir, investigative reporting, and fiction to sort out aspects of family, masculinity, and what it means to be a father.

Details

Date:
December 12, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Source:
www.powells.com/event

Venue

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-228-4651
Website:
powells.com

Organizer

Phone:
503-228-4651
Website:
powells.com/calendar