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Like Father, Like Son?

Part One: Defiance
by Alix Lee  TW Taiwan, Province of China

September 18, 2019   |    720 reads    |   0 comments

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Like Father, Like Son? Part One: Defiance - Book coverSet in the 1970s, mostly in Warrington, a declining industrial town on the banks of the River Mersey approximately equidistant from Liverpool and Manchester, the story concerns a rebellious teenager whose determined refusal to take high school O-level examinations ultimately lands him in the padded cell of a high-security mental hospital for the criminally insane.

This book is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred description of life in the post-industrial wasteland of north-west England in the 1970s. As such, there are violent scenes throughout the book, as well as explicit language.

The book is also an illustration of the huge shift in social values that took place in the last decades of the 20th century. But more than anything, the book is about the folly of a father trying to force his son or sons to ‘follow in his footsteps’.

Author's Note: 

This book is not fiction, but a factual account of actual circumstances, told in the first person.

The paperback will be sold in one volume, but the e-book is alternatively also available in three parts. This is Part One, at around 37,000 words, almost long enough to constitute a slim volume in itself.

About The Author

I’m a naturalised ROC (Taiwan) citizen born and bred in the UK, and resident in Taiwan for 30 years. I arrived in Taiwan in January 1986, as a young, shoestring backpacker travelling around the world, and ended up staying, and eventually taking nationality. Being a traveller has allowed me to make better comparisons and evaluations of the changes that have taken place in Taiwan than someone with experience of living only in one other country.

I am an ROC (Taiwan) citizen, born and bred in the UK. I began travelling in 1981 and soon found I didn’t want to go home. I used to write a... more

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