Sons of Suicide: a memoir of friendship
J. David Pincus & Richard J. Knapp, co-authors
Sons of Suicide weaves themes of life-shattering tragedy and life-affirming friendship in a moving dual memoir. Rick and David meet in high-school and soon realize they share a heartbreaking secret: Each of their mothers took her life just a few years earlier. They bond instantly and permanently. Decades later, they learn that two other close friends had also lost parents to suicide. In an emotionally charged exchange, each of the four men opens up about how his parent’s decision changed the course of his life and left him to deal with feelings of abandonment, embarrassment and guilt, and shattered families. And the haunting why questions that have no answers. In revealing their terrible secret to each other, the sons discover that they are more than friends. They are brothers.