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My Father: A Timeline

I struggled to understand my father. Here’s what I do know about him.

Illustration: Tetiana Garkusha/Getty Images

There are some things you should understand about this man, the man who fathered me:


He looks like almost every other baby ever born: red-faced, hairless, eyes closed. His cries pierce the quiet country…




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Bobi Conn

Bobi Conn

Author of In the Shadow of the Valley — A Memoir. Read more about my work at

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