An honest account Thorpe, the highly regarded author of "The Girls from Corona del Mar "sets this tale of parental guilt and teenage angst against the town s WWII past, adding true-life authenticity to an already stirring story.
Cortney Ophoff, "Booklist"
[Thorpe s] second novel, which blends the cultural history of"The Tiger's Wife"with the madcap energy of Dave Eggers, just might be her breakout book . Takes readers on a father-daughter road trip to Lithuania, where 17-year-old Vera and her father, Lucas, ponder the meaning of family and the way past mistakes and family history can seep into the present.
"Tremendous... Showcase[s] Thorpe s fabulous versatility, insight, and humor... While the themes of the book--mania, the Holocaust, and the devastating number of ways that any parent-child dynamic can go awry--are undeniably dark, Thorpe s prose is light, often hilarious, and unshakably grounded in the concrete details of daily life... Thorpe has written an absolute winner."
"Publishers Weekly"(starred review)
Switching between Lucas endearing narration and Vera s ultrateenage letters home to her boyfriend, Fang, the novel weaves a strange and strangely intoxicating web of histories, both personal and geopolitical Melancholic and whimsical at once, Thorpe s novel is wholly original.
"Kirkus Reviews "
"Dear Fang, With Love "is a beautiful story about mental illness and love.
PopSugar, 26 Books You Should Read This Spring.
A refreshing and impressive use of voice. A very funny book because of, rather than despite, its close attention to mental illness, the Holocaust, the relationship between children and parents.
Molly McArdle, "Brooklyn Magazine ""show more