Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood

Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood

Dan Coxon Toby Litt Dan Rhodes Nikesh Shukla Nicholas Royle Courttia Newland Dan Powell Rodge Glass / Feb 16, 2020

Being Dad Short Stories About Fatherhood WINNER BEST ANTHOLOGY SABOTEUR AWARDSFatherhood is in a state of flux Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear the clear divisions between mothers and fathers More dads than ever befo

  • Title: Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood
  • Author: Dan Coxon Toby Litt Dan Rhodes Nikesh Shukla Nicholas Royle Courttia Newland Dan Powell Rodge Glass
  • ISBN: 9781910089323
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • WINNER BEST ANTHOLOGY 2016, SABOTEUR AWARDSFatherhood is in a state of flux Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear, the clear divisions between mothers and fathers More dads than ever before are staying home to be full time parents to their children those that work often find themselves part of a working partnership, their kids spending as much time with chWINNER BEST ANTHOLOGY 2016, SABOTEUR AWARDSFatherhood is in a state of flux Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear, the clear divisions between mothers and fathers More dads than ever before are staying home to be full time parents to their children those that work often find themselves part of a working partnership, their kids spending as much time with childminders and nannies as they do with their parents As society changes its expectations, the question must be asked what does it mean to be a father In Being Dad, sixteen contemporary writers all fathers themselves explore the highs and lows of fatherhood through sixteen new short stories From protective instincts gone awry to the ghosts of our fathers haunting every parenting decision, these stories shine a light on what it means to be a father in the twenty first century Featuring new stories by Toby Litt, Nikesh Shukla, Dan Rhodes, Courttia Newland, Nicholas Royle, Johnny Mains, Dan Powell, Rodge Glass, R.J Price, Tim Sykes, Lander Hawes, Andrew McDonnell, Iain Robinson, Richard W Strachan, Richard V Hirst and Samuel Wright.

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    About "Dan Coxon Toby Litt Dan Rhodes Nikesh Shukla Nicholas Royle Courttia Newland Dan Powell Rodge Glass"

      • Dan Coxon Toby Litt Dan Rhodes Nikesh Shukla Nicholas Royle Courttia Newland Dan Powell Rodge Glass

        Dan Coxon is a short story writer and editor, and the author of the travel memoir Ka Mate Travels in New Zealand His writing has appeared in Salon, The Lonely Crowd, Neon, Gutter, The Nervous Breakdown and Spartan, as well as several anthologies He also works as a freelance editor, copy editor and proofreader at Momus Editorial.Find of Dan Coxon s writing at dancoxon, or follow him on Twitter DanCoxonAuthor.


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    1. A terrible way to review a book is to review what the book is not. UNLESS it promises to be something and then doesn't deliver. This collection does not in my opinion "explore the highs and lows of being a father". Some of the stories have a link to fatherhood so tenuous the book could also claim they are about trees since they are printed on paper. Some of the stories are awful, like really, shockingly amateurish and dull. Most of them are depressing, about failed fatherhood, failed marriages, [...]


    2. OK, I do provide a short story to this collection - in fact being asked to contribute to it prompted me to write my first short story in about a decade. But the other stories in very different ways survey and detail different fatherhood experiences movingly and sometimes hilariously. Courttia Newland's piece, delving into Sound System culture, is particularly memorable and a timely piece for contemporary society.


    3. Being Dad published by Tangent Books and edited by Dan Coxon is an anthology of short stories of fatherhood from fifteen contemporary writers. Every single story is presented with such poignancy that any father will read and find themselves lost in the words of being just that a father. The sheer beauty of this fabulous book is that there are no answers to the many questions posed by fatherhood but more the case of them sharing the everyday moments of everything that being a father is, the joy, [...]





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