The Father Clause

The Father Clause is an addictive saga about contemporary parenthood. A grandfather who lives abroad returns home to visit his adult children. The son is a failure. The daughter is pregnant by the wrong man. Only the grandfather is perfect, at least according to himself.

But during ten intense days relationships unfold, and painful memories resurface. The grandfather is confronted by his past. The daughter is faced with an impossible choice. The son tries to write himself free. Through a series of quickly changing perspectives we get an intimate portrait of a chaotic and perfectly normal family, deeply wounded by the death of a child and the disappearance of a father.

Something has to give: can the father clause be renegotiated, or will it chain the family forever to its past?

Publication: Fall 2018

(From the Wylie Agency catalogue)