Trans. of Pere manquant, fils manque, pub. by Editions de l'Homme. Trans. by Larry Shouldice.
1 The absent father. 2 Lost sons. 3 The fear of intimacy. 4 Repressed aggression. 5 The blood of the father. 6 Beneficial depression. 7 Breaking the silence
'An experience of the fragility of conventional images of masculinity is something many modern men share....Corneau traces this experience to an even deeper feeling men have of their fathers' silence or absence--sometimes literal, but especially emotional and spiritual....[The baby boom] generation marks a critical phase in the loss of the masculine initiation rituals that in the past ensured a boy's passage into manhood....engaging examination of the many different ways this missing link manifests in men's lives....'