Michael A. Simpson’s first novel out. Sons of my Fathers weaves his family history through a novel-like narrative rather than a textbook retelling of events. That is key to how and why it works well, from what I’ve read so far (I received my copy from Amazon this week).
I’ve known Simpson for almost 20 years and been aware of his work for almost 30. His swerves have never been predictable. With roots in the music scene, it was in the 80s that he entered the TV business and moved onto feature filmmaking with a side-trip into multimedia CD-Rom entertainment. Afterwards he concentrated on producing award winning films. Now he has hit the book scene with a hammer.
My summary does little justice to his career trajectory, but it gives an idea of the zig zag approach he has taken which has allowed him to explore creativity through multiple formats and industries. Never dabbling, always with exemplary attention.