Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Jane Allison sends out an early "screw you both" father's day greeting to her two dads. Not that one can be wholly unsympathetic to her reasons.

Allison's memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, explains the effects of her dads switching families when she was four. Was she hurt? Emotionally scarred for life? Can she write about how her dads thinking of themselves never found as much time as she needed for thinking about her? Yep to all.

Note to dads: beware the writerly child.

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