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Father of the Rain

(2010)
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In her most ambitious novel to date, Lily King sets her sharply insightful family drama in an upper-middle-class suburb where she traces a complex and explosive father-daughter relationship from the 1970s to the present day.

When eleven-year-old Daley's parents separate, she is thrust into a chaotic adult world of competition, indulgence, and manipulation. Unable to place her allegiance, she gently toes the thickening line between her parents' worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother, and the conservative, liquor-soaked life of her father. But without her mother there to keep him in line, Daley's father's basest impulses are unleashed, and Daley has to choose her own survival over the father she still loves.

As she grows into adulthood, Daley retreats from the New England country-club culture that nourished her father's fears and addictions, attempting to live outside his influence. Until he hits rock bottom. Faced with the chance to free her father from sixty years of dependency, Daley must decide whether repairing their broken relationship is worth losing not only her professional dreams, but the love of her life, Jonathan, who represents so much of what Daley's father claims to hate, and who has given her so much of what he could never provide.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of the most richly satisfying and haunting novels I've read in a long time." - Richard Russo


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May 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Father of the Rain
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-85789-166-9 / 978-0-85789-166-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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September 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Father of the Rain (Center Point Platinum Reader's Circle (Large Print))
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-60285-865-9 / 978-1-60285-865-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Father of the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-8021-1949-2 / 978-0-8021-1949-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Father of the Rain
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-85789-168-5 / 978-0-85789-168-6 (UK edition)
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May 2011 : Paperback
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Title: [Father of the Rain] (By: Lily King) [published: May, 2011]
Author(s): Lily King
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Father of the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-8021-4534-5 / 978-0-8021-4534-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Father of the Rain
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-85789-167-7 / 978-0-85789-167-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 1966 : Paperback
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Title: [Father of the Rain] (By: Lily King) [published: May, 2011]
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Father of the Rain
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-5226-6000-3 / 978-1-5226-6000-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Father of the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
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Title: Father of the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Father of the Rain
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Father of the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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