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With Father's Day approaching, we've put together some of our favourite fiction featuring memorable father figures. We've included the father trying to lead his young son to safety in Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic The Road, a father's get-rich-quick schemes in Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole, Alison Bechdel's graphic novel account of her own remarkable father, Fun Home, and many more.
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends a black man charged with attacking a white girl. This book explores the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class...
Jonathan Safran Foer
In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key... The key belonged to his father, he's sure of...
From the author of Housekeeping, Gilead is the long-hoped- for second novel by one of America's finest writers. Chosen by the New York Times Book Review...
Karim lives with his Mum and Dad in a suburb of south London and dreams of making his escape to the bright lights of the big city. But his father...
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
J. M. Coetzee
A divorced, middle-aged English professor finds himself increasingly unable to resist affairs with his female students. When discovered by the college authorities he is expected to apologize to save his...
Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with...
Dodie Smith; Valerie Grove
Cassandra Mortmain lives with her impoverished family in a crumbling castle. Her journal records her life with her bored sister Rose, her stepmother Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her...
Victor Hugo; Julie Rose; Adam Thirlwell
Peopled by colourful characters from the nineteenth-century Parisian underworld; the street children, the prostitutes and the criminals, this novel tells the story of an escaped convict Jean Valjean, and his...
From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an...
Meet the author's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and...
One of the great novels of the 20th century: an angel controls the lives of three people in order to create a child to return the Ten Commandments to heaven.
Tells a wickedly funny yet poignant tale that reveals how the imagination finds meaning in the most bewildering times, the ways people of all ages strive for connection, and how...
Focuses on the life and times of T S Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her times. This title also focuses on the...
This is a debut novel about fathers, sons, and ways of dying, soon to be a Tim Burton movie starring Ewan MacGregor.
Seymour Levov, a devoted family man and inheritor of his father's factory, comes of age in thriving post-war America. His daughter Merry is the apple of his eye until America...