Bruce Gillespie

A blog by freelance writer and editor Bruce Gillespie.

Nobody’s father: coping with a child’s death

Today’s excerpt from Nobody’s Father in the Toronto Star comes from Allan Wilson, a writer and teacher in Lethbridge, Alberta. His story is a unique take on the title concept, and it was one we didn’t expect to find when we sent out our call for submissions more than a year ago: the story of man who no longer feels like a father because his son has died.

The excerpt in the Star is just a short piece of Allan’s essay, which is equal parts devastating and beautiful. It’s a moving tribute to his son, Josh, and a heart-breaking reflection on the nature of love and loss.


Written by bgillesp

September 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

Posted in Nobody's Father

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