Father of the Rain - Lily King

Gardiner Amory, Father Of The Rain (Grove, $14.95), has a sharp wit, plays a mean game of tennis, and charms women instantly. He’s also an alcoholic given to rages and erratic behavior that drives people away. His daughter Daley, the narrator of Lily King’s third novel, is caught in this perfect storm of a parent. As a child she longs to make her father laugh—his real laugh, not one of his fake or treacherous ones. Years pass. Gardiner’s wives come and go. Daley leaves town, has no contact with Gardiner for extended periods, but never quite achieves an independent life. When her father has a crisis she sacrifices her career, friends, and possibly her future to go back and help him. He needs her, he has no one else. Or does she only need to think he needs her? Daley faces her own twelve steps as she struggles to achieve a balanced relationship with her volatile father.

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ISBN: 9780802145345
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011