This is such a beautiful book, a lyrical declaration of love for the the author's disabled sons. It's achingly beautiful, absurdly funny and very moving.
The book is a collection of sound bites, a deeply personal communication between the author and his two boys. It is like reading a love letter; a profoundly intimate communication between the writer and the recipient - only what makes it so poignant is the boys will never be able to read and understand the emotions, thoughts and feelings contained within.
I found myself marvelling at the beauty of the writing, the humour, the honesty, and the overwhelmingly huge emotions which far outreach such a slim book.
It seems way too early in the year to be saying this is my best read of the year, so instead I will say it's definitely the most beautiful read of the past six months.
Title: Where We Going Daddy?
Author: Jean-Louis Fournier; translated by Adriana Hunter
Publisher: Press New York 2010