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Title
My father's house
Author
Matthew Carr
format
Hardback
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980226

This is the story of one man's search for his father. Bill Carr was a professor of English literature. In 1966 he moved his family to Guyana and became a public figure there: well-known not only for his teaching but for his radio and TV appearances. He was a violent alcoholic whose destructive rages could go on for hours, keeping half the neighbourhood awake: he beat up his wife and terrified his children. Nine months after his family's arrival, Bill Carr handed his wife a cheque for #100 and instructed her to take the children and leave for England immediately. He was only to see his family a couple of times again in his life. After his death, his son returns to Guyana, to piece together the early years of his life. To his astonishment, he finds his father was a revered public figure who fought against even his own whiteness. He made an extraordinary impact on Guyanese society through his academic and political activity, and through his highly theatrical and self-destructive personality.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Political activists - Caribbean Area - Biography.|Fathers and sons.|Caribbean Area - Description and travel.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
341

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