A Father’s Son, CG FEWSTON’s first novella published in 2005, was first published under the pen-name “Brighten Cambridge” in honor of his late cousin of the same name, Brighton Cambridge.
CG FEWSTON’s cousin (born Clinton Ball) wanted to be an actor and so he changed his name to “Brighton Cambridge,” but sadly Clint/Brighton lost his battle in 2001 with cystic fibrosis at the age of 25. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs.
The story in A Father’s Son, bordering on the surreal, is about an orphan named Paul who makes friends at an orphanage and what he must do to save them from the evil and abusive headmaster.
A Father’s Son discovers the essence of spiritual destiny and the impact it has on readers everywhere. A Father’s Son devours the spirit of what it means for a young man to destroy the image of his abusive father and to accept a Heavenly Father that he has never known.
The greatest survival for Paul, the protagonist of the novella, is of the soul and of the mind, not the abuse inflicted upon him. The conflict of our souls are the battles we never win. Paul must be reconciled with his past to find resolutions with what he has done and suffered.
Perhaps, if we go looking for God we may never find Him, and if we go blindly into the days He is there staring back at us in the reflections of our memories. For Paul there are only pieces of a broken reality that he must eventually place back together in order to make sense of his destiny.
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The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s been a member of the Hemingway Society, Americans for the Arts, PEN America, Club Med, & the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London.
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystic’s Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America (2020), and A Time to Forget in East Berlin (2022).
Forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.