Father’s Day Comes Early

Nick Hayes visited MPR’s Midday show today to talk about his new memoir And One Fine Morning. The book is a memoir of Hayes’ father, Mark, an award-winning architect and artist who was equally at home sitting in the backyard or at a North Side Minneapolis restaurant or bar, laughing and telling stories. In the prime of his life in 1954, a series of heart attacks and strokes “cut him down, cost him his left leg, impair his speech and cripple his gift for painting and drawing,” Nick Hayes wrote. Two years later, one last heart attack killed Mark Hayes.

“Nick Hayes has written a moving tribute to his father–an artist, architect and dreamer who died too young but left behind a first-class legacy of buildings . . . a wonderful memoir of growing up in Minneapolis in the 1950s.”–Larry Millett, author of AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, The Lost Twin Cities


You can listen to the whole show here. And you can meet Nick Hayes at Magers & Quinn. He’ll be here to read from And One Fine Morning at 4:00pm, on Sunday, June 20. That’s Father’s Day, you know.–David E