Opening Doors

I’m preparing for the next round of interviews with the subject of Susan’s Brother, and just received an interesting email from him.

He has requested that in writing the book, I treat his relationship with his son with some delicacy. I would certainly be sensitive to this issue anyway. It seems that he showed the Prologue to his son (now in late 30’s) and there was a fairly strong reaction. They discussed the family’s breakup, issues that the son had with his father (and mother), and it seems that the relationship is now on a different footing. I don’t yet know whether their relationship is ‘better’ or this process has been cathartic (and that depends I guess on the individual viewpoint), but I look forward to discussing it in the next couple of weeks.

It seems that this could form the basis of another chapter in the book.