She has done it again. I keep waiting for this lady to produce a mediocre book for, with some seven published over here in quick succession, one expects at least one to be poor ....... but no. Each tackles a nutty social problem, some perhaps a bit American, but nonetheless, all powerful human dramas. This one has the addition of a graphic novel within its pages, the father's relationship with his daughter the central theme. It adds an interesting dimension to a tale of date-rape, false, or not, accusations, suicide or murder ..... I'm not telling you. I just want to recommend yet another very successful Jodi Picoult. She is quite a find.
Comparisons: Anita Shreve, Jane Hamilton, Andre Dubus.
When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush – where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and got her pregnant. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself – jettisoning all that anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father. Fifteen years later, when we meet Daniel again, he is a comic book artist. His wife teaches Dante`s Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life – and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped… and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.
Publication date: 24/04/2006
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||24th April 2006|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
Jodi Picoult was our Guest Editor in January 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Author Photograph © Deborah FeingoldMore About Jodi Picoult