Father's Day (Paperback)
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Father's Day (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/02/2017
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When devastating news shatters the life of six-year-old Harvey, she finds herself in the care of a veteran social worker and alone in the world save for one relative she has never met - a disabled ex-con, haunted by a violent past he can't escape. Moving between past and present, and written in a wonderful raw, spare prose, this novel is the journey of two people searching for a future in the ruins of their past.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786070319
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A captivating story about family, belonging and home'.

* New Books *

'Van Booy charms us with the struggles of this unlikely father-figure'.

* Sunday Herald *

'The novel is almost heartbreaking in its expression of the hunger to love and be loved'

-- Mary Ellen Quinn * Booklist *

'The moving account of a unique relationship between a parent and child, thrust together under the worst of circumstances. With fine, nuanced prose and much tenderness, Booy guides this unlikely father-daughter pair into a beautiful maturity, showing us with great heart what it really means to be a family'

-- Elizabeth Crane, author of The History of Great Things

'Deftly portrays his characters' raw emotions'

* Wall Street Journal *

'Van Booy writes with muted unsentimental elegance about the impulses that bind us together'

* The Times *

'Tells his stories without affectation, but ever so effectively as a stylist and a devout humanist'

* Portland Press Herald *

'The uncanny beauty of Van Booy's prose, and his ability to knife straight to the depths of a character's heart, fill a reader with wonder'

* San Francisco Chronicle *

'This is a truly special writer who does things with abstract language that are so evocative and original, your breath literally catches in your chest'

* Andre Dubus III *

'From minimalistic sentences he wrings out maximum impact, stripping away artifice and elaboration in favor of stark, emotional clarity and honesty'

* Boston Globe *

'Van Booy writes like Hemingway but with more heart'

* New Hampshire Public Radio *

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