From a moving portrayal of a daughter’s dawning realization of her father’s identity, to a darkly witty sendup of things dads say, to a mournful reminiscence of a flawed but loved man, here we present five works that map the tender and complex territory between father and child.
I missed the easy confidence in my father’s love.
She told it in bursts, like she was a child again.
At night the house filled with talk and laughter and cigarette smoke.
We need to go to our rooms and think about what we’ve done.
If you were here what would you be doing?