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Father of the Rain by Lily King

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In her most ambitious novel to date, Lily King sets her sharply insightful family drama in an upper-middle-class suburb where she traces a complex and explosive father-daughter relationship from the 1970s to the present day. When eleven-year-old DaleyÕs parents separate, she is thrust into a chaotic adult world of competition, indulgence, and manipulation. Unable to place her allegiance, she gently toes the thickening line between her parentsÕ worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother, and the conservative, liquor-soaked life of her father. But without her mother there to keep him in line, DaleyÕs fatherÕs basest impulses are unleashed, and Daley has to choose her own survival over the father she still loves. As she grows into adulthood, Daley retreats from the New England country-club culture that nourished her fatherÕs fears and addictions, attempting to live outside his influence. Until he hits rock bottom. Faced with the chance to free her father from sixty years of dependency, Daley must decide whether repairing their broken relationship is worth losing not only her professional dreams, but the love of her life, Jonathan, who represents so much of what DaleyÕs father claims to hate, and who has given her so much of what he could never provide. This 2010 Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Hardcover is in Good condition.

ex lib ISBN: 9780802119490 SKU: 1083042 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.