"They raised us, but who were they . . . really? Dan Friedman's magnificent search for his roots made me ask, achingly: 'Where do I begin?' Read it and start searching!" -Andy Shaw, Chicago Sun-Times journalist and president of Illinois's Better Government Association
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The King of Chicago is the story of a father-son relationship as real and hugely loving as that in Philip Roth's Patrimony. At its heart is a young son who tries furiously to heal his father from a violent childhood inside a Chicago orphanage. The orphanage, the Marks Nathan Home, still stands today on the West Side of Chicago, marked by a tarnished, barely legible plaque.