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Why did Don's father leave home?
Anat Anat Sep 11, 2012 12:24AM
I've tried figuring out why did Don and Wick's father left home. Perhaps someone found the reason and i missed it?

I recently read Blake Bailey's brilliant biography of Charles Jackson, Farther and Wilder, in which Bailey describes how Jackson's father became increasingly distant from his family - particularly when Charles and his brothers were young. Eventually his father abandoned them and started another family.

Reading Farther and Wilder, it became evident the extent to which the character of Don is autobiographical and events from Don's past is based on Jackson's own life. It appears that the reason Don's father left home is the same reason that Jackson's own father did so.

Hope this helps.

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