Author(s): Ian Dodds
In this first novel in a series, David sees his father's ex world war 2 ex soldier macho behavior as being destructive and abusive. When his father gives up alcohol he sees that he could change himself too, and be a more sensitive man than his father has been. When he goes to Teachers College he references the seventies feminist wave is filtered through his feminist friends. This results in giving him the tools he needed to be the kind of father he wished he'd always had earlier in his life enabling him to be in tune with the roles of husband and father.
Ian Dodds has been a teacher for many years in New Zealand . He holds a BEd from Massey University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Victoria University. He lives in Wellington and teaches part time.