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My Father More or Less, by Jonathan Baumbach

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My Father More or Less, by Jonathan Baumbach

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My Father More or Less, which deals with the confrontation between an aggrieved eighteen-year-old boy and his estranged novelist-turned-screenwriter father, is a continuing exploration of the fiction making capacities of the imagination.


“The fact is, major fiction would be of lesser rank without him.” —Robert Coover


Jonathan Baumbach is the author of fourteen books of fiction, including You, or The Invention of MemoryOn The Way To My Father’s Funeral: New and Selected StoriesB: A NovelD-ToursSeparate HoursChez Charlotte and EmilyThe Life and Times of Major FictionRerunsBabble; and A Man to Conjure With. He has also published over ninety stories published in such places as EsquireOpen City, and Boulevard.

Baumbach, co-founder of the Fiction Collective in 1973, the first fiction writers cooperative in America, has seen his work widely praised. His short stories have been anthologized in Best American Short StoriesThe PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best of TriQuarterlyThe New York Times Book Review referred to him in 2004 as “an underappreciated writer. He employs a masterfully dispassionate, fiercely intelligent narrative voice whose seeming objectivity is always a faltering front for secret passion and despair.”