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Somebody Else's Daughter
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0452295378, Paperback)
A taut, complex psychological thriller from the author of The Doctor's Wife
Like The Doctor's Wife - which The Boston Globe called "a compelling read"-Somebody Else's Daughter is a literary page-turner peopled with fascinating and disturbing characters. In the idyllic Berkshires, at the prestigious Pioneer School, there are dark secrets that threaten to come to light. Willa Golding, a student, has been brought up by her adoptive parents in elegant prosperity, but they have fled a mysterious and shameful past. Her biological father, a failing writer and former drug addict, needs to see the daughter he abandoned, and so he gains a teaching position at the school. A feminist sculptor initiates a reckless affair, the Pioneer students live in a world to which adults turn a blind eye, and the headmaster's wife is busy keeping her husband's current indiscretions well hidden. Building to a breathtaking collision between two fathers-biological and adoptive, past and present- Somebody Else's Daughter is both a suspenseful thriller and a probing study of richly conflicted characters in emotional turmoil.
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Willa's biological father, a failing writer and former drug addict, put Willa up for adoption, only to realize that he couldn't go on in life without seeing her again. Willa's adoptive parents, anything but ordinary, are doing their best to hide a strange and sordid past. These dramatic circumstances swirl around Willa, as she tries her hardest to grasp onto a sliver of normality.
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