What is left the daughter

Howard Norman.

Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents, within hours of each other, jump off two different bridges--the result of their separate involvements with the same compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. The suicides cause Wyatt to move to small-town Middle Economy to live with his uncle, aunt, and cousin Tilda. Wyatt's account of the astonishing--not least to him--events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later. It's a confession that speaks profoundly of the mysteries of human character in wartime and is directed, with both despair and hope, to an audience of one.


Mitzi FieldsPosted November 29, 2010

Set on the coast of Canada during WWII, the tale of Wyatt Hillyer is told by means of a letter he writes to his daughter to explain why she wasn't raised by him. He tells how his parents committed suicide and he was sent to live with relatives, who ...

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