The Unquiet Daughter

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The Unquiet Daughter

The Unquiet Daughter Journalist and first time author Flood s powerful memoir of her life with a dysfunctional mother and her decades long search for her biological father is a gripping story of self doubt and self discov

  • Title: The Unquiet Daughter
  • Author: Danielle Flood
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Journalist and first time author Flood s powerful memoir of her life with a dysfunctional mother and her decades long search for her biological father is a gripping story of self doubt and self discovery Flood s parents may seem familiar to readers a Vietnamese woman, pregnant with a British officer s baby, who marries an American foreign officer since their lives wereJournalist and first time author Flood s powerful memoir of her life with a dysfunctional mother and her decades long search for her biological father is a gripping story of self doubt and self discovery Flood s parents may seem familiar to readers a Vietnamese woman, pregnant with a British officer s baby, who marries an American foreign officer since their lives were the basis for the main characters in Graham Greene s novel The Quiet American For Flood, this book is the sequel Greene never wrote, and her story has some compelling moments of its own After the family moves to America, Flood s stepfather mysteriously leaves her with her mother, who thrives on mental fireworks, begins a career as a burlesque dancer, has numerous affairs, and often leaves the young Flood to fend for herself in a variety of schools in New York City Flood finds peace of mind while searching for answers about what her mother did and did not do and what she did and did not tell me Flood s descriptions of her early life are truly heartbreaking teenage years spent working her way through high school, being abandoned by her mother, and realizing that to try and understand why Mom had done so many things was pointless Publisher s Weekly

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    1. Rosemary Louise on said:

      This is a very well-written memoir. Much of it deals with the inner turmoil of a confused little girl who tries to make sense of her mother's strange, sometimes abusive, behaviour. Later in the book the little girl, now grown up, tries to make sense of her mother's early life and the circumstances of her own birth. The sadness of this story of a woman's search for her family will stay with me for a long time.

    2. Peggy Jeffcoat on said:

      This is a riveting memoir written by a woman who traces her parentage to the fictional characters in Graham Green's book The Quiet American. It takes her years to uncover her own heritage, then more years to discover why Graham Green may have used her parents and stepfather as central characters in his novel. She endures incredible hardship as a child and teenager, but somehow has will to survive and become a journalista fascinating true story .

    3. Mary Nee on said:

      An interesting book. Worth reading.The author has lived an interesting life, and the search for her real father is heart wrenching.

    4. Rosie on said:

      Giveaway winner. Danielle Flood's memoir is a story of survival and how she prevailed. It is a recount of her highly dysfunctional life, not just youth, with a cruel, narcissistic mother who abandons her at a young age ,which was probably a blessing. It is also about Flood's decades long search for her biological father hampered by her mother's many lies. The epilogue is very interesting and puts all the pieces of the puzzle together.

    5. Dawn Hurtado on said:

      Simply an amazing story. So truthful and raw you find yourself in many scenes. Simply an amazing story. Truthful and almost too raw at times. Definitely a honest portrayal of abandonment and pain. Well written.

    6. Tamara Collins on said:

      The author will be reading at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday, September 21st at 6 p.m. Danielle Flood's memoir tells the story of a young woman searching for the truth. A young woman stripped of her childhood and forced to become an adult from day one because she wasn't allowed to play with other children. She was forced to perform the jobs of a cook, caretaker, and cleaning lady at home and for other families. Who is her real father? Why is her mother keeping this information [...]

    7. Katharine on said:

      A friend recommended this title to me and I am very glad I read it. Riveting tale on so many levels: cross-cultural upbringing, abuse, courage in the face of adversity, not to mention the astounding backstory. It was extremely compelling and hard to put down. In The Quiet American Phuong seemed such a victim as a character; I felt so much sympathy for her. We hear that victims of abuse become abusers themselves - Danielle's experience with abuse by her mother (the apparent model for Phuong in Gr [...]

    8. Eileen on said:

      4.5 stars actually This book was riveting, however one thing drove me nuts. As her mother had another child, the author constantly referred to her new sister as "the Baby" throughout the rest of the book, never by name. Also at the end of the book - all of the documentation regarding her parents early life and the comparisons to Graham Greene's book The Quiet American did not read like the rest of the book and was hard to get through. I don't know that all of that was necessary for me the reader [...]

    9. Lorie on said:

      A very genuine accountof a life well lived the sense that no matter the obstacle, the young and older version of the author, was imbued with an instinct for survival, as well as the ability to travail life's winding roads. A difficult read, painfully honest, but sounds as though no matter how rough the waters, she prevailed. I can't imagine living that kind of life, having been blessed with two parents who are still together after more than 65 years, and still in my life.

    10. Bridgett Brown on said:

      I won this book in a Giveaway. This memoir tells the story of a young woman searching for the truth. A young woman who didn't have much of a childhood. She was forced to become an adult from day one because she wasn't allowed to play with other children. She was a cook, caretaker, and cleaning lady at home and for other families. She had a horrible childhood and I hope no one has to go through this.

    11. Lynne on said:

      Was the complex story of the author's parents in Saigon in the early 50s really the inspiration for Graham Greene's novel, "The Quiet American"? Using a mixture of memoir and reportage, Danielle Flood puts a compelling case as well as giving a fascinating insight into her own difficult childhood, and her ongoing heartache as she searches not only for proof, but for the existence of her biological father.

    12. Asha Greye on said:

      Had To Force Myself To FinishIt was alright at first until the author's self-righteous search for the married man who fathered her. Then her overinflated ego and sense of entitlement got old very quickly. She calls her mother narcissistic but frankly she isn't too far from the tree feeling as if complete strangers owe her something. Can easily be skipped and forgotten.

    13. Barbara Leuthe on said:

      To read this book and know it really happened to Danielle is so sad.Someone should have stepped in and helped her as a child,its sad to see people did nothing and allowed a child to be abused in this way.It is amazing that she survived and did not have more lasting damage than than she did.I received this book free as part of giveaways.

    14. Jim on said:

      An engrossing story of surviving a cruel mother, and the years that passed before the truth emerged. The portrayal of both good and bad nuns reminds me of my own childhood experiences with the Sisters of Charity.

    15. Shelly on said:

      Really loved the childhood part of this book, although horrified what a parent can do to a child. After she grew up I wasn't so interested. She seemed almost too needy to know her real father.

    16. patty on said:

      Well-written memoir with real life ties to Graham Greene's novel "The Quiet American."

    17. Malcolm on said:

      An interesting prequel to "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene as the book is based on this family. Good to hear a first hand account, fascinating.

    18. Susan on said:

      What a miserable childhood. And a mother who makes Mommy Dearest look like June Cleaver. The author has lived an interesting life, though, and the search for her real father is heart wrenching.

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