Indie Next ListJuly 2010
Told loosely over four decades, Father of the Rain is the story of Daley and her complicated and sometimes painful relationship with her alcoholic father. We are taken up with each step of her path as she moves from recognition of the problem to anger and defiance, to wanting to be the savior and, finally, acceptance. All of this is masterfully woven in the beautiful prose of author Lily King. -- Kathleen Costello, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
From the award-winning author of "The English Teacher" comes her most ambitious novel yet. 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.