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Lost Father

Simpson, Mona

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ISBN 10: 0571168310 / ISBN 13: 9780571168316
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Inc, New York, 2005
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Title: Lost Father

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Inc, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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Synopsis:

In her highly acclaimed first novel, Anywhere But Here, Simpson created one of the most astute yet vulnerable heroines in contemporary fiction. Now Mayan Atassi--once Mayan Stevenson--returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy us.

Now a woman of twenty-eight and finally on her own in medical school, Mayan becomes obsessed with the father she never knew, leading her to hire detectives to dredge up the past, thus eroding her savings, ruining her career, and flirting with madness in a search spanning two continents.

"Ratifies the achievement of Anywhere But Here, attesting to its author's...dazzling literary gift and uncommon emotional wisdom."
--New York Times

"A breathtaking piece of fiction; Simpson is a writer who can break our heart and mend it in the same sentence."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
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About the Author:

Kate Rudd, winner of the 2013 Audie and Odyssey Awards for her narration of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, is a multiple Audie Award finalist and recipient of several Audiofile Magazine Earphones awards. Kate has narrated over 250 titles across a variety of genres. Recent updates can be found on Twitter @katerudd.



Mona Simpson is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim grant, and the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. Since 1988 she has taught at Bard College, where she now holds the Sadie Samuelson Levy Chair of Languages and Literature. She recently received a grant from the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Foundation. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

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