From Publishers Weekly
Simpson ( Anywhere but Here ) continues to chronicle the life of her first novel's protagonist, who here searches from Egypt to Wisconsin to California for her father.
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From Library Journal
This novel takes place five years after the events in Anywhere But Here ( LJ 3/15/89) and includes many of the same characters. Mayan, the daughter in the earlier novel, is now a medical student in her late twenties living a studious, if unexciting, life in New York City. Her existence is turned on end, however, as she becomes consumed with the search for her father, who abandoned the family when Mayan was a young child. The search becomes an obsession that brings her to the edge of destruction: She spends all her savings on the services of a sleazy detective who never gets her any closer to her goal and lets her studies, her friendships, and even her health lapse without seeming to realize it. A fascinating study of a person ruled by obsession, bringing to mind Vladimir Nabokov's Humbert Humbert, this novel offers a wrenching and provocative portrait of a truly dysfunctional family. Simpson's writing is straightforward and often beautifully poetic. Highly recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/91.- Jessica Grim, Oberlin Coll. Lib., Ohio
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