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I found this book fascinating for its in depth look into the lives of not only the main character, Daley, but also of her father and all those involved in Daley's life. Daley is a young adult with a top-notch education behind her when she becomes involved in "helping" her father who is a die-hard alcoholic who has always been able to keep-up-appearances in his community. In this novel, Daley reveals the lengths to which an adult-child will continue to try to mold a parent into the parent that he/she always wanted. This is not a trivial novel by any means. It is multi-faceted delving into the life of the '50's man who is lost to himself for many reasons. His personality is one I am all too familiar with. This is a "coming of age" novel for the daughter of a broken and alcoholic family. Two thumbs up. Lily King is a gifted writer. Cassandra Campbell narrating was superb (as always). It was a pleasure to listen to this novel, transporting. I recommend this novel for readers/listeners who enjoy in-depth character development and real life inner turmoil presented with great understanding and color. It's all in the family!
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