Karel van Loon A Father's Affair

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A Father's Affair

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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.

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KAREL VAN LOON is the author of two bestselling novels and a collection of stories based on his travels which was shortlisted for the ECI prize. He travelled widely as a freelance journalist and television programme maker. He died in 2005.

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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. A doctor breaks the news to Armin after he and his girlfriend, Ellen, endure a battery of tests to find out why she can't get pregnant. The revelation is numbing; Armin's late wife, Monika, who died suddenly 10 years ago at the age of 25, was the love of his life. After deciding not to tell his son, Bo, Armin tries to figure out who could have been Bo's father. The first suspect, a former boyfriend and fatuous consultant named Robbert Hubeek, taunts Armin by describing his interlude with the pregnant Monika in detail. Armin gets enough information to eliminate Robbert from his list, and he also rules out Monika's doctor as a suspect. He seemingly hits pay dirt when he tracks down one of Monika's friends, Niko Neerinckx, and finds a photo of Monika in Niko's family album. But his meeting with Niko's wife touches off a fierce fight with Ellen, leading Armin deep into his own family history and eventually to an even more shocking discovery. Van Loon tells the story through dialogue and flashbacks as Armin retraces his courtship and marriage to Monika; his romance with Ellen, who had been a friend of Monika's; and his close relationship with his parents throughout the upheaval. The inventive story line and the stunning ending combine to make this book a winner.
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