Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall by Ken Sparling

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A wonderful debut, this funny yet sad novel recounts a young man's attempt--as father, husband, and son--to put together the pieces of an ordinary, and at the same time, very puzzling life.

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Ken Sparling's books include two by Pedlar, an untitled novel (2003)and his most recent, "For Those Whom God Has Blessed With Fingers"(2005). His other books are "Hush Up and Listen Stinky Poo Butt,"handmade and available by special order, and "Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall" (Knopf, 1996). He works at Toronto Public Library and lives with his family in Richmond Hill.
Published April 30, 2013 by Dzanc Books. 187 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sparling's despair may be the result of his parents' divorce when he was a boy, though tiny glimpses of said parents give the reader little foundation for understanding and less for empathy, while Sparling goes on insisting that he's in pain (``Listen, how much more of this do you think I can tak...

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