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"I have been looking for home in my house again through these windows that are my eyes. Home comes and goes, like thoughts, like the clouds drifting over our slightly wild blue garden. It...read more
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- The Unquiet Daughter
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"I have been looking for home in my house again through these windows that are my eyes. Home comes and goes, like thoughts, like the clouds drifting over our slightly wild blue garden. It doesn't make sense, for I am loved by my husband and our children who scamper in and out during the day.
I am loved by the dog even, who likes to listen with me to opera in the evening. S "I have been looking for home in my house again through these windows that are my eyes. Home comes and goes, like thoughts, like the clouds drifting over our slightly wild blue garden.
It doesn't make sense, for I am loved by my husband and our children who scamper in and out during the day. I am loved by the dog even, who likes to listen with me to opera in the evening. Still, the feeling that home is somewhere in general and nowhere in particular returns, quite predictably, when I remember my mother".
-So begins THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER: A journalist born of the wartime love triangle that inspired the one in Graham Greene's THE QUIET AMERICAN, searches for her father after barely surviving a bizarre youth of privilege, estrangement and cruelty. As she yearns for her father's love and presence - and that of anyone in her family abroad who was kept from her - Danielle's tall, beautiful, French and Vietnamese mother leaves her in burlesque house dressing rooms in the American Midwest, in convent schools in Long Island and Dublin, and with strangers in New York City. Meanwhile she lies to Danielle about who they are and their past for decades in this sometime-humorous near-tragic love story between a daughter and a mother and more.
In the end we learn if Flood's journey through the truth of what happened between her parents in early 1950's Saigon satisfies her life-long quest for who she is. A story of resilience and love on many levels. A tale of the power of love.
"Powerful", "compelling", "heartbreaking", "a gripping story of self-doubt and self-discovery". -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "The similarities in THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER between Flood's parent's lives and the plot of Graham Greene novel, THE QUIET AMERICAN, "are tantalizingly close, far too close to be coincidental; as Flood writes in the Prologue: ‘I came from a love triangle much like the one Greene describes in his novel. I am the sequel he never wrote.' "…As sequels go, Danielle Flood's life story could easily be a Graham Greene novel, full of dark twists and turns, betrayals, heartbreak and the saddest of all forms of unrequited love … "…moving and at times imbued with humour…the tension is all too believable, but so is the joy…forgiveness and healing are at the heart of the story and the author's ability to forgive is almost as powerful as the complex plot itself".
-THE CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT "I loved it". - Sara Nelson, as books editor of O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE. "THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER by Danielle Flood is the true story of an exceptional woman.
It takes the reader on an amazing journey. Exotic, mysterious, exciting, and romantic.Bravo Danielle Flood. It's a classic".
- Oscar-nominated actor Elliott Gould "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 "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. "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 "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 For a limited time, you can read and excerpt - the prologue and the first two chapters - of THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER at
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