Father's Day (Paperback)Simon Van Booy (author)
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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
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'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'
'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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