Book ‘Raising Raffi: The First Five Years’ by Keith Gessen

PDF Excerpt 'Raising Raffi: The First Five Years' by Keith Gessen
“A wise, mild and enviably lucid book about a chaotic scene.” — Dwight Garner. “Raising Raffi is tender and generous.” — New York magazine. An unsparing, loving account of fatherhood and the surprising, magical, and maddening first five years of a son’s life. “I was not prepared to be a father — this much I knew.” Keith Gessen was nearing forty and hadn’t given much thought to the idea of being a father. He assumed he would have kids, but couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be a parent, or what kind of parent he would be. Then, one Tuesday night in early June, the distant idea of fatherhood came careening into view: Raffi was born, a child as real and complex and demanding of his parents’ energy as he was singularly magical...
Publisher: Viking (June 7, 2022)  Pages: 256 pages  ISBN-10: 0593300440  ISBN-13: 978-0593300442  ASIN:‎ B09FPJ1QG8

Click on the image to read the book

About the author: Keith Gessen is the author of A Terrible Country and All the Sad Young Literary Men, and is a founding editor of n+1. He has translated or co-translated, from Russian, the work of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Kirill Medvedev, and Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices from Chernobyl. A regular contributor to The New York Times MagazineThe New Yorker, and New York magazine, Gessen teaches journalism at Columbia and lives in New York with his wife, the novelist Emily Gould, and their two sons.