Chasing Dad Author:Candace Flynt There is a tradition of Southern women writers whose fiction has extraordinary range and power:Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers. Now there is thirty-three-year-old Candace Flynt from Greensboro, North Carolina. — Chasing Dad is her first novel- a rich, deeply felt, affirmative book about a North Carolina family shattered... more » by a son's suicide, finding it's way to a new unity. It is, in particular, about the bonds between Merle Mitchell and his children, Jay and Craig; the burdens of guilt and unexpressed love; the inability of men to articulate feelings - except through actions that often come to late.
In Merle Mitchell, Candace Flynt has created an unforgettable character- a wild, passionate man whose tenderness toward his sons is blocked by rage over the constrictions and losses of his own life.« less