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The Family Way

Written by: Christopher DiRaddo
Narrated by: Ivan Lo
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Publisher's Summary

The year Paul turns forty, his friends Wendy and Eve ask him to help them get pregnant. Nothing about the process feels natural to him. But for a gay man of a certain age, making a family still means finding your own way through a world with few ready answers. The eighteen-month journey reveals many insights about Paul’s past and present, from his strained relationship to his father, his overprotective relationship with his partner Michael, and the many friends around him whom he considers his family.

©2021 Christopher DiRaddo (P)2023 Esplanade Books

What the critics say

The Family Way is a love letter to families, chosen and otherwise, and an engagingly bittersweet tale of the city of Montreal.”—Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of Adult Onset

“Tender, affectionate and sexy, The Family Way is an astute chronicle of modern queer life at middle age. With sharp-eyed observations on love, loss, sex and friendship, Christopher DiRaddo has crafted a timely tale about creating families that can fit us all.”—Rachel Giese, author of Boys: What it Means to Become a Man

“[The] recognition of the complexity of our shared humanity—its demands, joy, and infinite possibilities, whose “livedness” comes across on every page—is what we take away from this remarkable read. And given that the quest for family and community may be one of the few truly universal human experiences, it is also a reason the book is sure to resonate with a vast range of readers.”—Peter Dubé, Montreal Review of Books

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