A Father's Affair by Karel Van Loon

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What happens to the father of a 13-year-old son, when he discovers that he has been infertile all his life? That intriguing question is the starting point of A Father's Affair. On his quest to discover the biological father of his son, the protagonist, Armin Minderhout, takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, one in which he is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed in. With the page-turning suspense of a 'whodunnit', A Father's Affair probes the eternal question of how well we know the ones we love. Touching, at times extremely funny and erotically playful, it is a story of universal appeal - a stylish, acutely insightful and utterly captivating read.

About Karel Van Loon

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KAREL VAN LOON is the author of two bestselling novels and a collection of storiesbased on his travels which was shortlisted forthe ECI prize. He has travelled widely as afreelance journalist and television programmemaker. He lives in Amsterdam.
Published December 20, 2012 by Canongate Books. 264 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The American debut of Dutch novelist Van Loon is a kind of domestic thriller about a young father who learns that his dead wife's son is not his child.

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Dutch novelist Van Loon's American debut is a whodunit with an irresistible twist: Armin Minderhout, a widower in his 30s with a 13-year-old son, learns that he has been sterile all his life.

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