- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books (Mm) (June 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380725037
- ISBN-13: 978-0380725038
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,549,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Father's Story Paperback – June, 1995
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Coming to terms with the horrors of his son's killings, the father of mass-murderer Jeffrey Dahmer reveals the dark and twisted life that preceded his son's slaughter of several victims.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Although he knew his son Jeffrey was disturbed, the author, like most parents, hoped he was "just a blink away from redemption." Thus, he was as horrified as others when Jeffrey's gruesome serial murders of young men came to light. (See Anne E. Schwartz's The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough , LJ 4/15/92). In this brief, honest book, Dahmer, a research chemist, searches for answers to the question of how his son became a monster. In retrospect, there are some clues--Dahmer even speculates that he is "a man whose son was perhaps only the deeper, darker shadow of himself." While no one, not even his father, can ever really know what produces a Jeffrey Dahmer, this is brave, heart-wrenching testimony. The author's unique point of view reminds us that the lives a murderer ruins include those who loved him most. Recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/93.
- Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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