The Unquiet Daughter

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Price
$23.94
Publisher
Piscataqua Press
Publish Date
Pages
388
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.86 X 8.5 inches | 1.08 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781944393182
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Reviews

"Passionate and unflinchingly honest, this is a fascinating memoir...Danielle Flood is the child of an affair so much like the one described in the love triangle of Greene's novel, The Quiet American, that she is perfectly right to make her startling claim, 'I am a sequel he never wrote." --Michael Shelden, author, Graham Greene The Enemy Within. "I loved it." - Sara Nelson, as books editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. "Holy Moly, Mother of God...It's a knockout...Ferociously honest and gorgeously written, Flood's memoir is a fiercely tragic story of her search for her real father, her knotted relationship with her complicated mother-and her hard-won understanding of herself. About memory, love, loss and time, Flood's engrossing debut shines like mica and is as polished as platinum." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author. "This book relates to the triumph of the indomitable human spirit in the most trying of life's circumstances, and, for that alone, should be read by anyone who deigns to call himself/herself a sentient being. Yeah, it's that good." - Jo Manning, author, My Lady Scandalous. "Extraordinary and spectacular...a story that can connect powerfully and poignantly with most of us." - David Lawrence, Jr., international child advocate and former publisher of The Miami Herald. ..".a work that will outlive us all: compelling, acutely honest and profoundly moving, without being whiny or cruel. That's rare." - Joe McGinniss, author, The Selling of the President 1968. Danielle Flood is "the daughter of a complex (woefully inadequate in this case) French/Vietnamese woman who was part of a wartime love triangle that inspired the one in Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American...While the Greene connection may have lured me in, it was Flood's compelling "sequel" that kept me riveted as she chronicled her often harrowing childhood, an intensive search for her real father and finally the unraveling of impossibly fine threads woven between her parents's lives and Greene's fiction. Journalist and storyteller are in perfect sync in these pages." - Robert Gray, Fresh Eyes Now, Shelf-Awareness. "In Danielle Flood's clear eyed memoir of her early life with her exquisitely beautiful and deeply troubled mother, this truth echoes: the fact that a child could survive such emotional devastation and cruelty is a testament to her resilience and her valiant spirit." - Leslie Daniels, author, Cleaning Nabokov's House"
"This book relates to the triumph of the indomitable human spirit in the most trying of life's circumstances, and, for that alone, should be read by anyone who deigns to call himself/herself a sentient being. Yeah, it's that good." - Jo Manning, author, My Lady Scandalous. "Extraordinary and spectacular...a story that can connect powerfully and poignantly with most of us."
- David Lawrence, Jr., international child advocate and former publisher of The Miami Herald. ..".a work that will outlive us all: compelling, acutely honest and profoundly moving, without being whiny or cruel. That's rare."

- Joe McGinniss, author, The Selling of the President 1968. Danielle Flood is "the daughter of a complex (woefully inadequate in this case) French/Vietnamese woman who was part of a wartime love triangle that inspired the one in Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American...While the Greene connection may have lured me in, it was Flood's compelling "sequel" that kept me riveted as she chronicled her often harrowing childhood, an intensive search for her real father and finally the unraveling of impossibly fine threads woven between her parents's lives and Greene's fiction. Journalist and storyteller are in perfect sync in these pages." - Robert Gray, Fresh Eyes Now, Shelf-Awareness.

"This book relates to the triumph of the indomitable human spirit in the most trying of life's circumstances, and, for that alone, should be read by anyone who deigns to call himself/herself a sentient being. Yeah, it's that good." - Jo Manning, author, My Lady Scandalous.

"Extraordinary and spectacular...a story that can connect powerfully and poignantly with most of us." -David Lawrence, Jr., international child advocate and former publisher of The Miami Herald.

..".a work that will outlive us all: compelling, acutely honest and profoundly moving, without being whiny or cruel. That's rare." - Joe McGinniss, author, The Selling of the President 1968.

"Danielle Flood is the daughter of a complex (woefully inadequate in this case) French/Vietnamese woman who was part of a wartime love triangle that inspired the one in Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American...While the Greene connection may have lured me in, it was Flood's compelling "sequel" that kept me riveted as she chronicled her often harrowing childhood, an intensive search for her real father and finally the unraveling of impossibly fine threads woven between her parents's lives and Greene's fiction. Journalist and storyteller are in perfect sync in these pages." - Robert Gray, Fresh Eyes Now, Shelf-Awareness.


..".a work that will outlive us all: compelling, acutely honest and profoundly moving, without being whiny or cruel. That's rare." - Joe McGinniss, the late author, The Selling of the President 1968.

"Danielle Flood is the daughter of a complex (woefully inadequate in this case) French/Vietnamese woman who was part of a wartime love triangle that inspired the one in Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American...While the Greene connection may have lured me in, it was Flood's compelling "sequel" that kept me riveted as she chronicled her often harrowing childhood, an intensive search for her real father and finally the unraveling of impossibly fine threads woven between her parents's lives and Greene's fiction. Journalist and storyteller are in perfect sync in these pages." - Robert Gray, Fresh Eyes Now, Shelf-Awareness.

"Extraordinary and spectacular...a story that can connect powerfully and poignantly with most of us." -David Lawrence, Jr., international child advocate and former publisher of The Miami Herald.

This book relates to the triumph of the indomitable human spirit in the most trying of life's circumstances, and, for that alone, should be read by anyone who deigns to call himself/herself a sentient being. Yeah, it's that good." - Jo Manning, author, My Lady Scandalous.

"When I was 13 or so, the Vietnam War in full flower, reading Graham Greene's The Quiet American let me appreciate fiction in a whole new way. Years later, Danielle Flood's riveting memoir-cum-mystery-story has let me appreciate Greene and his novel - and the intersections of fiction and nonfiction - in new ways. Such a story! And so beautifully told." - Kurt Andersen, novelist, host of the public radio show Studio 360