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Review of "Somebody Else's Daughter" by Elizabeth Brundage

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Somebody Else's Daughter
by Elizabeth Brundage

Penguin Audio
Audio CD
$39.95 Suggested Retail Price

When Nate Golding and his girlfriend had a child some seventeen years ago, they were drifting around San Francisco, using drugs, and too poor to support their baby. So they were forced to give their daughter Willa up for adoption to a rich couple in The Berkshires of New England. Having mostly cleaned up and straightened himself out, Nate gets a job as a teacher at the same school that Willa attends. Willa's life with her adoptive parents was pleasant enough, but they have a secret that they haven't shared with her. Things turn a bit sordid when the fact that Willa's father is actually a major porn peddler, and her headmaster at school makes a pass at her.

It's a culture clash that looks at the world of the rich with a very jaded eye. "Somebody Else's Daughter" deals with many difficult subjects like AIDS, prostitution, and pornography, and challenges the listener to hang on to the end.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our October, 2008 issue.

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