Somebody Else's Daughter

Somebody Else’s Daughter

A Novel

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452295377
  • 352 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

“[A] deft balancing act of taut plot and richly drawn characters. . .Brundage is a storyteller supreme.”
-Wally Lamb

“Riveting…very moving and completely involving. . . Brundage is a brilliant novelist.”
-Richard Bausch

“Brundage has a penchant for turning topical subjects into gripping novels…Sex, drugs, violence and murder are all in the Brundage mix.”
-The Washington Post

“[A] well-turned thriller. . . Brundage writes with startling clarity.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A taut tale of suspense rounded out with sharp observations on parenting, adoption and the fraught business of keeping up appearances.”
-New York Observer

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