“I first laid eyes on my father’s mistress in Women’s Coats at Bloomingdale’s.” So begins this gripping, candid, yet darkly humorous memoir by an award-winning journalist whose father kept a mistress for more than 15 years while still married to her mother. Told in a series of 14 linked stories that read more like fiction, this compelling coming-of-age tale is less about the author’s wealthy tyrannical father and his torrid affair than his only daughter’s lifelong quest to rise above her suburban Jewish family’s dirty little secret and find true and lasting love, a romantic odyssey made all the more complicated when despite her own principles she eventually falls for a married man herself.
The Adulterer’s Daughter
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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