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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mona Simpson Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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All you have to do to become somebody's God is disappear. The speaker is Mayan Atassi, the wise and frighteningly vulnerable heroine who captivated readers of Mona Simpson's Anywhere But Here and who now narrates the novel's immensely powerful successor. Mayan's god is her father, who left her when she was a child. Up until now she has worshiped him by waiting for him to come back. But at the age of 28 Mayan sets out to find him. Her quest is an epic, wrenching search that leads her across two continents to the high edge of madness. It leads the reader to a poignant understanding of the nature of love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and of the loyalties that make us who we are - even when they threaten to destroy us.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 10/10/2013

    " 3.75. I liked the book, but worry she's just got the one story/theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Betsy G | 9/18/2013

    " The writing was beautiful, but I found the character whiney and negative. The story dragged on and I wanted to give the character a whack across the face and say, "Get over it! Move on!" While it was effective at expressing obsession, it was unpleasant to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Pamk | 7/24/2013

    " This book frustrated me. It's about a woman's quest to find her father but she went on and on ad nauseum and after 250 pages of reading the same things over and over again I gave up. Life is too short.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ivy | 7/16/2013

    " It was a bit long winded, could have been shorter. The last third of the book was the best. "

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