Our Father, Who Art Out There...Somewhere!

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Caffeine Nights Publishing, Feb 1, 2014 - Fiction - 260 pages
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What would you do if your own father refused to meet you? Growing up in Accrington with only an agoraphobic mother and Bert next door for company, Lily Appleyard spent her childhood hoping that one day her absent father would show up and whisk her off to a better life. He never did. Now nineteen and at college in Leeds, she stills harbors a fantasy he'll show up one day. Maybe he's busy saving the whales in the Antarctic, or searching for a cure for cancer in the Brazilian Rainforest. Her best friend Jo has much lower expectations of men. That's because her father waited until she was fourteen before leaving with his teenage, pregnant girlfriend. When Lily's mother dies and she finds her father alive and well but with no intention of ever meeting her, she has a decision to make. Should she forget about him? Or does she have a right to know her own father? Doesn't he owe her at least one meeting? Jo's had enough of talking about a revolution. She thinks it's time for action. Fuelled by vodka and a burning need for revenge, Lily realizes she's got nothing left to lose.

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About the author (2014)

AJ Taft is the author of I Know Why Your Mother's Crazy and Shallow Be Thy Grave. She has worked in a variety of jobs, including as a cardboard box maker, muffin seller, film production manager, waitress, and olive picker.

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