Howard Norman: What Is Left the Daughter

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book.jpgWhat Is Left the Daughter (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Howard Norman’s novel is about an emotionally blocked character who comes to explore his past. Wyatt Hillyer has good reason to be blocked: His parents committed suicide within an hour of one another; his love has been unrequited; he assisted in an unpremeditated hate crime. With this Pandora’s box of a past, how to gain the willingness to explore it? Only through his desire to help his barely-known daughter can Hillyer be redeemed.