product description page

Child Of My Right Hand (Paperback) (Eric K. Goodman)

Child Of My Right Hand (Paperback) (Eric K. Goodman) - image 1 of 1

about this item

The stunning third novel from acclaimed author Eric Goodman is the story of a middle class family: college professors Jack and Genna Barish and their two children, fourteen-year-old Lizzy and seventeen-year-old Simon. The four have just moved to Tipton, Ohio, a small town divided by bigotry and class tensions, when Simon announces to his family, and eventually to the town, what his parents have long suspected-that he is gay. As Jack and Genna struggle to deal with their son's sexuality, his oppressive, ever-present teenaged angst and the conflicts that are raised within their marriage, the complex dynamics of a family unfold: love, doubt, betrayal, and sympathy-all strikingly caught by the author. Equally vivid are the Tipton residents' spectrum of reactions to Simon, ranging from open acceptance to acts of violent rage. This is a beautifully written and complex work of fiction.
Number of Pages: 315.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc
Author: Eric K. Goodman
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2004
TCIN: 52682532
UPC: 9781402203060
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-5203

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.