Bad dads of literature
“Sins of the Fathers” is the official theme of the sophomore English class that Kate Coe’s son is taking. She writes:
It’s all about evil white men. They read Tobias Wolff, Hawthorne, Huck Finn, Gatsby, The Bluest Eye and some Barbara Kingsolver.
The teacher wasn’t amused by his suggested reading list for “Evil Mothers Worldwide.”
How about a Bad Seed reading list? We parents take enough abuse. Actually, Lord of the Flies is still a classic of high school reading lists. I think it’s because there’s no sex in the book. Murder, yes. But no sex.