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By Mona Simpson

ISBN-10: 0679772715

ISBN-13: 9780679772712

Mona Simpson's first novels, Anywhere yet Here and The misplaced Father, received her literary renown and a large following. Now, in her 3rd novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been changed by means of a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of younger Jane di Natali, however the topic continues to be an analogous: the quest for, and the try to comprehend, the absent father.

This time the daddy is a millionaire biotechnology multi-millionaire named Tom Owens.  Into Owens's charmed lifestyles comes Jane, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into  his care via a mom who's now not in a position to offering it; Tom is much from prepared for this accountability. enthusiasts of Simpson's earlier novels usually are not dissatisfied by way of this day trip into the cracked international of relatives kinfolk.

"Simpson is an attentive observer and a fluent stylist, however it is the part of refined shock that pulls us via those pages, the magnetism of an unique brain that holds us fast."
--Booklist

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She thrust down the bar, yanked open the door, and rushed into the parking area. It was early morning, the light just beginning to displace the shadows of night, and there would be witnesses. He wouldn’t care, though. Nothing would stop him if he got his hands on her. Once she was scrambling through the huge parking lot, she didn’t slow down as she pulled her car keys from her purse and looked up to see her car, a car he didn’t know about. It seemed miles away. So far! Too far! Time stood still and her lungs burned as she attempted her frantic escape.

I’ll remember this,” Bryson grumbled at his partner while leading the woman out of the back room. “Stop! I’m calling the police,” said a pimply-faced teenage boy who stood frozen in all his bravery by the front counter. “Took you long enough to check on your co-worker, son,” said Axel, his hazel eyes twinkling.

Thank goodness for the extra weight he’d put on, making it more difficult for him to run. Her heart thundered in her chest, and she stumbled, but she caught herself at the last second before she crashed onto the broken asphalt. If she fell, it would all be over. He’d drag her back upstairs by her hair. The neighbors wouldn’t even bother calling the cops. They were all terrified of Jesse, and they all knew that any call would be thrown out anyway. Even if he did pound her to a pulp right there, people would turn their backs.

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