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"An absentee father collects his son from boarding school after a shocking act of violence. A nanny to a celebrity family hides out in Laurel Canyon in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. A young woman sells her underwear to strangers. A notorious guest arrives at a placid, not-quite rehab in the Southwest. In ten remarkable stories, Emma Cline portrays moments when the ordinary is disturbed, when daily life buckles, revealing the perversity and violence pulsing under the surface. She explores characters navigating the edge, the limits of themselves and those around them: power dynamics in families, in relationships, the distance between their true and false selves. They want connection, but what they provoke is often closer to self-sabotage. What are the costs of one's choices? Of the moments when we act, or fail to act? These complexities are at the heart of Daddy, Emma Cline's sharp-eyed illumination of the contrary impulses that animate our inner lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780812998641
Characteristics: 267 pages ; 22 cm


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S_CLEMENTS Feb 13, 2021

Emma Cline is a fantastic writer. In this book of short stories she manages to tell so much in a such a short time. Heavy emphasis on characters in particular males. These men are anything between vaguely and obviously sociopathic and all were very familiar, unfortunately.

Nov 25, 2020

Emme Cline is probably a genius, amazed by particular descriptions she used in the stories. Almost every story centers a middle-aged man or woman, having troubles with the present and the past, with their grownup children and decline of the career. Words, especially adjectives Emma Cline used, are just so specific that they fit perfectly into the context and subtle mood. Very nicely written stories!!


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