Father's Day

Father's Day

A Novel

Book - 2016
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When devastating news shatters the life of six-year-old Harvey, she finds herself in the care of a veteran social worker, Wanda, and alone in the world save for one relative she has never met--a disabled felon, haunted by a violent past he can't escape.

Moving between past and present, Father's Day weaves together the story of Harvey's childhood on Long Island and her life as a young woman in Paris. Written in raw, spare prose that personifies the characters, this novel is the journey of two people searching for a future in the ruin of their past.

Father's Day is a meditation on the quiet, sublime power of compassion, and the beauty of simple, everyday things--a breakthrough work from one of our most gifted chroniclers of the human heart.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062408945
Branch Call Number: VAN
Characteristics: 286 p. ;,22 cm

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haileyj
Jul 14, 2016

This is one of the poorest written books I've read in a long time. The only reason I read through to the end was I hoped that eventually the author would pull the story together in some coherent fashion. He didn't. Why name a female character Harvey? It doesn't help the disjointed dialogue. The ending is just ridiculous - as if he needed to add one more twist to an already unbelievable tale! Don't waste your time on this book would be my advice.

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