- Publisher: La Muse Books
- Edition: ebook
- ISBN: 979-10-97233-06-8
- Published: August 5, 2017
Expertly told, without a false note.
Australian Book Review
A young woman, long estranged from the father she idolized in childhood, is summoned to his death-bed.
Kate is a brilliant musician, just as her father had been, but for years she has neglected her gift. To her father this feels like an act of revenge against him, a program of visceral spite. And yet he still dotes on her, just as her mother still attends devotedly to her father’s every need.
What could possibly have caused such a family trauma – not least the teenage suicide of Kate’s younger brother, Robbie?
How could a single moment, a white face instantaneously glimpsed in a garishly lit lane a decade earlier, be responsible for so much pain? And what will happen to Kate now she’s been summoned to her father’s bedside? Will Kate decide to come home? To him? To herself?
Buy John Clanchy’s powerful The Day Her Father Died now, and discover what happens to Kate and her father.
What an author Clanchy is… His work has won major awards in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia, including the Queensland Premier’s Award for short fiction and, on two occasions, the ACT Book of the Year. Clanchy is widely acknowledged as a master of the short literary form.
The Sydney Morning Herald
I encourage people to invest in a copy…and be entertained by an accomplished Australian author.