FREE Memoir from Anne Frasier (Theresa Weir)
The Man Who Left
When his wife shows up on his doorstep, two young children in tow, Warren cannot believe his bad luck. Only a few months more and he might have forgotten his family completely; only a few months more and he would have had the cool, privileged life he deserved.
In THE MAN WHO LEFT, a young woman struggles to make sense of her fractured family’s endless new beginnings and bad endings, her incisive intelligence and sensitivity often insufficient against the absurd, sometimes carelessly cruel circumstances of her life. Even after growing up and moving on, the legacy of her family’s wreckage endures. When the now adult woman’s biological father, the man who left, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his daughter must decide what, if anything, she owes him.
THE MAN WHO LEFT could be considered a companion to the stunning memoir THE ORCHARD. But where THE ORCHARD is a dark fairy tale, THE MAN WHO LEFT is pure Middle American gothic, told in Theresa Weir’s unadorned yet richly powerful and emotionally resonant style. A story about the burdens of remembering and the costs of forgetting, THE MAN WHO LEFT poignantly chronicles the emotional consequences of betrayal and abandonment by those who are supposed to love us the most.