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My Father's Fortune

(2010)
A Life
A non fiction book by

 
For the first time, Michael Frayn, the "master of what is seriously funny,"* turns his humor and narrative genius on his own family's story, to re-create the world that made him who he is

Whether he is deliriously funny or philosophically profound, as a novelist and a playwright Michael Frayn has concerned himself with the ordinary life lived by erring humans, which is always more extraordinary than people think. In My Father's Fortune, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn.

A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, through German rockets, feckless in-laws, and his own increasing deafness; through the setback of a son as bafflingly slow-witted as the father was quick on his feet; through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life.

Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir.

* Anthony Burgess

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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-8050-9377-X / 978-0-8050-9377-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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February 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Father's Fortune (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 1-4458-5427-9 / 978-1-4458-5427-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-571-27058-1 / 978-0-571-27058-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-571-27632-6 / 978-0-571-27632-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 1-250-00234-6 / 978-1-250-00234-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-571-27059-X / 978-0-571-27059-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Father's Fortune (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 1-4458-5428-7 / 978-1-4458-5428-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: My Fathers Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 1-60998-153-7 / 978-1-60998-153-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-7927-7575-9 / 978-0-7927-7575-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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September 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Father's Fortune: A Life
Author(s): Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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