The author writes about his experiences and perceptions across three generations of the men in his family. He re-creates the moments of anger and love, work and play, intimacy and distance; he evokes the subtle ties that bind father to son and brother to brother. This author makes the quietest moments of everyday life shout with joy or howl with pain. From the world of men at work to the world of boys at play, this book describes not only the ways men and boys relate to one another but also how their lives evolve over decades, endlessly imitative and endlessly varied. This is a book about men and a book for anyone who knows a man – and the boy in him.