Perhaps you know Dennis Foley as your neighbor in the Beverly neighborhood, or have seen him playing with his kids in the parks or sitting on a bar stool at one of his favorite neighborhood saloons, the Cork & Kerry, as he doing in the accompanying photo.
Maybe you know him as a star high school basketball player in the late 1970s. Perhaps you knew him in classrooms at
If you know Foley from any of those realms — or don't know him at all — you will be pleasantly surprised by the depth and heart and honesty of his new book. It has a bold title, "The Drunkard's Son," and a mysterious subtitle, "A Chicago Story/Part Memoir, Part Not," which means that it is, Foley explains, "a mem-fic," or in full words, part memoir and part fiction and best of luck to you figuring out which is which.