The Inventors A Memoir
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 03/29/2016
- Publisher: Hawthorne Books
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The teacher supplied that need. They spent hours in the teacher’s cottage, discussing books, playing chess, drinking tea, and wrestling. They were inseparable, until the teacher resigned.” Over the next decade they met occasionally and corresponded constantly, their last meeting a disaster. Only after he died did Peter learn that the teacher had completely fabricated his past.
As for Peter’s father, the British-accented genius inventor, he turned out to be the son of prominent Italian Jews. Paul Selgin and the teacher were both self-inventors,” enigmatic men whose lies and denials betrayed the boy who idolized them.
The Inventors is the story of how these men shaped the author’s journey to manhood, a story of promises fulfilled and broken as he uncovers the truth about both men, and about himself.
For like themlike all of us Peter Selgin, too, is his own inventor.