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Meredith Daneman
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The Favourite

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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 a ...more
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Dec 29, 2011 Frances rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Aug 21, 2010 Carolyn rated it really liked it
seems a damn good read. didn't know i could care about some of this emotional stuff, but i can.
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