A dazzling literary debut about a young girl and her father, a magician whose tricks and illusions both ease and hinder the painful realities of their lives
WHEN DID YOU STOP LOVING ME is the warm and tender story of Angela, a young girl growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. One day Angela goes to school and returns home to find her mother gone. Her magician father, Teddo, left to raise Angela alone, insists on keeping Melanie’s disappearance shrouded in mystery, but later Angela wryly observes, “My father was a magician, but my mother was the real Houdini.”
Veronica Chambers has written a compelling story about a young girl’s struggle to navigate her way through her family’s web of love, loss, and magic. As Angela tries to piece her world back together and figure out why her mother has abandoned her, she’s left to ponder the soul-shattering question: When did you stop loving me?
A universal story that is both finely-tuned and elegant, WHEN DID YOU STOP LOVING ME captures the intricacies, pleasures, contradictions, and complexities at the heart of every family. Spare and finely told, this novel will seep beneath your skin and stay with you long after the last page has been turned.