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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author of The Girls comes a “brilliant” (The New York Times) story collection exploring the dark corners of human experience.

Daddy’s ten masterful, provocative stories confirm that Cline is a staggering talent.”—Esquire 

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY


An absentee father collects his son from boarding school after a shocking act of violence. A nanny to a celebrity family hides out in Laurel Canyon in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. A young woman sells her underwear to strangers. A notorious guest arrives at a placid, not-quite rehab in the Southwest.

In ten remarkable stories, Emma Cline portrays moments when the ordinary is disturbed, when daily life buckles, revealing the perversity and violence pulsing under the surface. She explores characters navigating the edge, the limits of themselves and those around them: power dynamics in families, in relationships, the distance between their true and false selves. They want connection, but what they provoke is often closer to self-sabotage. What are the costs of one’s choices? Of the moments when we act, or fail to act? These complexities are at the heart of Daddy, Emma Cline’s sharp-eyed illumination of the contrary impulses that animate our inner lives.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.5
MB

Customer Reviews

gulliblewastaken ,

Brilliant!

I was so happy to see Emma had finally published another book. Short stories are extremely difficult to write & I liked this book even more than “The Girls.” Almost every tale had pieces so totally relatable and I am so impressed with her style of writing...the language she uses, how she conveys emotions with carefully placed sentences that if you’re not careful, you’ll miss them. I read the book twice, enjoying the subtleties I overlooked the first time. Well done & highly recommended. Emma, please write more frequently!

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