Love and Shame and Love (Hardcover)

By Peter Orner

Thorndike Press, 9781410447067, 595pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2012



Alexander Popper is four years old when his father throws him into Lake Michigan, telling him to sink or swim. The rest of the family also struggles to stay afloat. Covering four decades of Alexander's life, from childhood to romance to unexpected fatherhood, Orner illuminates the intricacies of love and shame that sometimes follows.