Years ago, I sent out a birthday invitation with the theme, вЂњItвЂ™s never too late to have a happy childhood.вЂќ Funny вЂ“ or so I thought.
But for Daley Amory, the main character of Lily KingвЂ™s poignant and at times heartbreaking FATHER OF THE RAIN, those words are anything but funny. We meet her as an 11-year-old, torn between the liberal and do-good world of her mother and the conservative, erratic, liquor-soaked world of her charismatic and arrogant father. A WASP of the first-degree вЂ“ rich, Harvard-educated, disconnected вЂ“ his signature phrase, while lying on his chaise chair, drink in one hand, cigarette in the other, is, вЂњI wonder what the poor people are doing today.вЂќ
July 30, 2010
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Tags: 1970s, Lily King, Massachusetts В· Posted in: Character Driven, Contemporary, Family Matters, Literary, NE & New York, Reading Guide, y Award Winning Author