When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush - where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and ...
When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush - where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and got her pregnant. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself - jettisoning all that anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father. Fifteen years later, when we meet Daniel again, he is a comic book artist. His wife teaches Dante's Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life - and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped! and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.
Very good. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
Good. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
ANOTHER FANTASTIC NOVEL WRITTEN BY JODI PICOULT. I CAN RELATE TO THIS ONE BECAUSE IM IN MY EARLIER TWENTIES AND WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL I KNEW PEOPLE AND HAD HEARD ABOUT OTHERS GOING THROUGH ALL THE THINGS THAT THE TEENAGE GIRL WENT THROUGH IN THIS STORY.
Aug 25, 2009
I'm only 31, but when I was a teenager - girls didn't cut themselves... so this was an eye opener for me. The rest of the acting out - I recognized as things either I did or saw my friends doing as a reaction to stress & a lack of understanding of life changing events... I feel for the Dad that felt helpless... I could strike the Mom that cheated! Family life is tough.. open communication and trust is needed.
Great book! Interesting relation to the levels of hell and pretty neat puzzle discovered in the pages of the comic drawn by the Dad!!
Sep 23, 2008
Not my favorite Picoult
Although I enjoyed most of the book it seemed like it just went on and on...and on. Took me forever to finish it. Maybe Picoult is too serious for me to listen to in audiobook form (I kept falling asleep and then had to backtrack to find my place). I also had a hard time sympathizing with one of the main characters (Trixie). At times I felt for her and others I would find myself shaking my head. The ending seemed to lack something too--it was as if we went through this whole, long, drawn out journey and then zip! story over. Not my favorite Picoult but not a waste of time
Sep 13, 2007
I would not normally be attracted to the story line of this book but it was recommended by someone & I picked it up. She is such a good writer that I'm sure she could write on almost any subject & make you want to keep reading until the end. She is very insightful and a great story teller. I had a hard time putting it down. Can't wait to read more of her books.
Jul 13, 2007
TEENAGERS ARE ANOTHER BREED
ALTHOUGH THIS WAS NOT MY FAVORITE BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR, IT WAS STILL AN ENJOYABLE READ THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS. THIS AUTHOR HAS WONDERFUL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND TAKES CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS AND WEAVES STORIES AROUND THEM. VERY SAD BUT UPLIFING AS WELL. I DID NOT LIKE THE GRAPHIC NOVEL ASPECT OF THIS BOOK AND FOUND MYSELF SKIPPING OVER THEM. BUT THAT WAS JUST ME.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-12-05 Some of Picoult's best storytelling distinguishes her twisting, metaphor-rich 13th novel (after Vanishing Acts) about parental vigilance gone haywire, inner demons and the emotional risks of relationships. Comic book artist Daniel Stone is like the character in his graphic novel with the same title as this book-once a violent youth and the only white boy in an Alaskan Inuit village, now a loving, stay-at-home dad in Bethel, Maine-traveling figuratively through Dante's circles of hell to save his 14-year-old teenage daughter, Trixie. After she accuses her ex-boyfriend of rape, Trixie-and Daniel, whose fierce father-love morphs to murderous rage toward her assailant-unravel in the aftermath of the allegation. At the same time, wife and mother Laura, a Dante scholar, tries to mend her and Daniel's marriage after ending her affair with one of her students. Picoult has collaborated with graphic artist Dustin Weaver to illustrate her deft, complex exploration of Daniel and his beast within, but the drawings, though well-done, distract from the powerful picture she has drawn with words. Laura and Daniel follow their runaway daughter to Alaska, at which point Picoult drives the story with the heavy-handed Dante metaphor-not the characters. Still, this story of a flawed family on the brink of destruction grips from start to finish. 20-city author tour. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.