The Favourite

The Favourite Daughter lover wife and mother all in one and all at once this is the heart of Meredith Daneman s stunning new novel When Rosalind was a child she was her father s favourite the other woman who riv

  • Title: The Favourite
  • Author: Meredith Daneman
  • ISBN: 9780571171538
  • Page: 280
  • Format: None
  • Daughter, lover, wife and mother all in one and all at once this is the heart of Meredith, Daneman s stunning new novel When Rosalind was a child she was her father s favourite the other woman who rivalled her own mother for his affections, a particular witness to the dramatic unravelling of their marriage and, once he left them both, another scorned lover Now, as aDaughter, lover, wife and mother all in one and all at once this is the heart of Meredith, Daneman s stunning new novel When Rosalind was a child she was her father s favourite the other woman who rivalled her own mother for his affections, a particular witness to the dramatic unravelling of their marriage and, once he left them both, another scorned lover Now, as an adult living in London and far removed from the Australia of her childhood, she is being left by her husband as she once was left by her father, and as she once prompted her husband then her lover to leave his wife Having twice fled Australia for England, she discovers that a mesmerizing pattern of love, loss and betrayal marks her still In order to understand this to uncover the truth behind her own flight, and her father s dramatic death Rosalind must relive two generations of adultery and sexual awakening In The Favorite, Meredith Daneman s wit and sophistication cut to the heart of a girl s love for her father, in all its innocence and unsuspected passion It is a portrait as gripping for the bravery of its insight as for the beautiful economy of its prose.

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    1. In a nutshell: the main character is dealing with betrayal from her cheating husband and her cheating father. As a child she is in a pseudo-sexual relationship with her own father in which she tries to make him stay as he repeatedly attempts to leave her mother and the family. In the end you find out that the father committed suicide and the main character sleeps with her daughter's boyfriend who is clearly a stand-in for the father. The whole thing is annoyingly in the present tense. Don't read [...]

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