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The Lost Father (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Reading Group Guide

The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading of Mona Simpson's novel The Lost Father. We hope that they will provide you with new ways of looking at a novel produced by an American realist hailed by critics as one of her generation's finest writers. With this work, Mona Simpson shows herself to be a sensitive and incisive analyst of the broken family, with an uncommon insight into the child who is at the mercy of parents who are absent, restless, narcissistic, dishonest or emotionally unstable. While it engages serious contemporary social issues, this work also makes for compulsive and deeply enjoyable reading, with characters who absorb our attention and involve us completely in their world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679733034
Author:
Simpson, Mona
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19930111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
524
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 1.25 lb

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