Now restored to print–the acclaimed second novel by the National Book Award–winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death and The Evidence Against Her. Claudia and Avery Parks, lovers since high school, are now in their thirties. Intelligent, charming, sympathetic, they seem to be the ideal couple, the perfect dinner-party guests, almost everything people should be–except responsible. They are causally yet cruelly oblivious to the ways in which their words and actions affect other people, most particularly their talented 11-year-old daughter, who suffers the misfortune of being treated by her parents not as a child but as an equal.
An engrossing domestic tale by a novelist of the first rank–an ideal selection for reading groups.
Robb Forman Dew’s first novel, Dale Loves Sophie to Death, received the National Book Award in 1982.