Michael Chabon

For author Michael Chabon, fatherhood is his driving passion

For author Michael Chabon, fatherhood is his driving passion

First born was Sophie, who is 23. Then came Zeke , Ida-Rose and finally, 15-year-old Abe — two boys and two girls who share a family obsession with the cult British sci-fi television show “Doctor Who” and the confidence to develop idiosyncratic sartorial styles.

But the four siblings differ in their musical tastes, breakfast preferences and most of all in the lessons they have to impart to their father, the author Michael Chabon.

Being the father of those four young adults (and the husband to his wife, the writer Ayelet Waldman) has been the driving passion of Chabon’s life — even greater than his compulsion to put words onto a page, and that’s saying a lot.

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