Every son has or has had a father. There are few books that explore that relationship with the character, quality, insight and range of complex emotions as this one by Charles Israel. In Son's Eye, he writes, My father died when I was twenty years old. He left me a slue of unanswered questions about his life. Mysteries, actually. For a long time this didn't matter to me. So I thought. Then all at once it did matter, and I realized how carefully I'd been deceiving myself all those years.