A Kindle Short. Henry is a successful college professor. He lives a comfortable life. He appears to want for nothing. Yet his inability to control what matters most to him -- his relationship with his teenage son -- consumes him. Henry sees his sonMoreA Kindle Short. Henry is a successful college professor. He lives a comfortable life. He appears to want for nothing.
Yet his inability to control what matters most to him -- his relationship with his teenage son -- consumes him. Henry sees his son sliding away from him into adulthood, into experiences Henry cannot control, into a world that is, at best, indifferent and, at worst, brutal. When the two share a snow day together the opportunity to reach his son across the widening gulf that separates them presents itself.
Will Henry recognize his opportunity? Can he be the savior he wants to be?What readers have said about Winnebago:Winnebago is a taut, nuanced story about the emotional distance between a father and son, and both peoples attempts to close that distance. Yarbroughs characters are richly drawn, and the family drama played out in this finely wrought narrative is emotionally nuanced and true to life.
You will enjoy the story, the writing, and the satisfying but not heavy-handed irony of Yarbroughs fiction.The story was a great exploration of the unexpected workings of wisdom under fire: “This is what life is, Henry thought. On the one hand a garage full of solutions- on the other hand problems that don’t match the solutions you have.” As a parent, I identify with the protagonist’s growing understanding of how things are: “What 15-year -old wants his dad hanging around when he could have had the house all to himself?” The two characters in this story are well-drawn and the story has a whole has a strong impact.Big story in a small package.Will leave you wanting more.