Single Dad

Published March 2021

Hard Back 1st edition 104pp, cloth spine, 168 x 222mm.

Intimate portraits of single-parent fathers alongside stories of love, loss and the healing power of family.

The image of the single dad is often distorted by out-of-date notions of masculinity – the strong and resilient father, the working father, the emotionally distant dad. The men in these portraits are the main carers for their children. In a world where Homer Simpson is an archetypal father, they confound the simplistic notion of fathers as ridiculous. I asked each of my subjects to write about how they became a single dad and what they enjoy about fatherhood. Their stories are different but all share a love and commitment for their children.

I want this book to reflect on fatherhood and the role men play in their children’s lives, to contribute to the ongoing debate about what it is to be a man and to honour these men engaged in the singular and vital task of bringing up their children.

‘A beautiful book, filled with humanity and compassion – and proof of the deep love that fathers have for their children.’ Alain de Botton 

The book is available from Hoxton Mini Press here.