Father of the Rain

A
type
Book
Genre
Fiction
July 20, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Lily King’s first two novels were so finely spun they seemed almost ethereal, but Father of the Rain is a big, powerful punch of a novel, a gripping epic about a father and daughter that plumbs the dark side of a family riven by addiction and mental illness. Daley Amory’s blustering, martini-soaked dad veers between kindness (singing to her in ”a low voice scraped out by cigarettes and all the yelling he does”) and brutality (when she asks, sadly, where a beloved new puppy is, he snarls, ”It was the ugliest goddamn dog I ever saw”). There’s something so raw and affecting about Daley’s love for her damaged father that the book will linger in your mind long after you’ve finished it. A

See all of this week’s reviews

Father of the Rain

type
Book
Genre
Fiction
author
Lily King
publisher
Atlantic Monthly Press
Complete Coverage
Father of the Rain

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST