Lennard J Davis is distinguished professor of arts and sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A memoirist, novelist, scholar, journalist and commentator, Davis' works have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Nation as well as on National Public Radio.
Shortly before his father's death, Lennard Davis received a cryptic call from his uncle Abie, who said he had a secret he wanted to tell him one day. When finally revealed, the secret--that Abie himself was Davis's father, via donor insemination--seemed too preposterous to be true. Born before the wide use of such technologies, Davis was filled with doubt about the truth.