The Lost Father
The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading of Mona Simpson's novel The Lost Father . We hope that they will provide you with new ways of looking at a novel produced by an American realist hailed by critics as one of her generation's finest writers. With this work, Mona Simpson shows herself to be a sensitive and incisive analyst of the broken family, with an uncommon insight into the child who is at the mercy of parents who are absent, restless, narcissistic, dishonest or emotionally unstable. While it engages serious contemporary social issues, this work also makes for compulsive and deeply enjoyable reading, with characters who absorb our attention and involve us completely in their world.
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|Grouped Work ID||4bed5f57-b2f4-ba5d-ca2b-1b3e65a28382|
|Grouping Title||lost father|
|Grouping Author||mona simpson|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-07-24 04:51:47AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-07-24 05:12:47AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780679733034|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|display_description||In her highly acclaimed first novel, Anywhere But Here, Simpson created one of the most astute yet vulnerable heroines in contemporary fiction. Now Mayan Atassi—once Mayan Stevenson—returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy us. |
Now a woman of twenty-eight and finally on her own in medical school, Mayan becomes obsessed with the father she never knew, leading her to hire detectives to dredge up the past, thus eroding her savings, ruining her career, and flirting with madness in a search spanning two continents.
"Ratifies the achievement of Anywhere But Here, attesting to its author's...dazzling literary gift and uncommon emotional wisdom."
—New York Times
"A breathtaking piece of fiction; Simpson is a writer who can break our heart and mend it in the same sentence."
—Cleveland Plain Dealer
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|title_display||The Lost Father|
|title_full||The Lost Father|
|title_short||The Lost Father|