Joan BARRIL

Condición de padre

La Campana, 1997 | Being a Father

Translations

Spain: La Campana - Catalan / Aguilar - Spanish

Press

«Joan Barril has been thoughtful enough to meditate on fatherhood and capture it in a book of emotional memories with the most affectionate of irony.» Óscar López, Qué Leer

Synopsis

(Being a Father)  Motherhood has been widely discussed but what about fatherhood?  What kind of bonds exist between the father and the newly-born?  In this book, Joan Barril reviews each and every one of the moments and situations in which a father has to confront a completely new and disconcerting reality.  Written in a direct style, tinged at times with a touch of irony, this book reveals the new dimension of sleepless nights, the unknown feeling of tenderness, of learning signs, looks and words. And the father grows as well as the child until the day that youngster dares to say to him for the first time: “you are wrong”. Being A Father is an innovative view about as exciting a subject as it is unexplored.