Starting with her mother's birth amid wartime paternity scandals, nothing in Daisy Parker's conception or execution is normal, so maybe Daisy never stands a chance of being normal herself. Of course, she never particularly tries. Strong-willed, terrified of everything, bold, adventurous, demanding, neurotic, insane - it depends on who you talk to. As Daisy grows, the small Ohio town of Carlton grows along with her, but not fast enough for the perpetually dissatisfied child. Grief comes from her exuberantly sexual mother, her earthy, immigrant father, and Loudon Wheeler, the richest man in town, who may or may not be her grandfather. "Daisy Parker" follows Daisy through three decades of adventures as a child, teenager, con artist, and virgin stripper. It takes her from infancy to adulthood, from marriage to betrayal, from Ohio to California. And finally it takes her on a long road trip that leads back home again, where she seeks the answers to long-held secrets and discovers ...maybe ...her destiny.
- Paperback | 311 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.81mm | 539.77g
- 09 Jul 2009
- London, United Kingdom