Everything you need to understand or teach Our Fathers by Andrew O'Hagan.
Our Fathers tells the story of a young Scottish boy's journey from a tumultuous childhood to his years of searching for contentment and identity in adulthood. The reader is ushered through three generations of dysfunction that shape the life of each character.
Young Jamie Bawn is an intelligent boy, full of curiosity. He enjoys books and learning, but is discouraged from such interests by his raging, alcoholic father, Robert Bawn, who is angry that Jamie isn't rough or athletic. Robert continually compares Jamie to his own father, Hugh Bawn, a successful businessman and builder, whom Robert criticizes constantly. Jamie's mother Alice loves her son, but always reminds him that he is different from other children because of his interest in the way things are engineered and operate. Despite her husband's violence toward her and his verbal abuse towards herself and Jamie, Alice continually runs back into Robert's arms.
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