In her riveting 1998 memoir Slow Motion, Shapiro recounted the car accident that nearly killed her suburban parents and left her – the checked-out, drug-addled daughter – struggling to hold it together. Now grown up and with a suburban family of her own, Shapiro infuses her new novel with her, well, family history. Rachel Jensen, a Shapiro-like New York City refugee, struggles to hold it together as her troubled daughter, Kate, slips away emotionally, her husband, Ned, moves out, and her infant son, Josh, has a potentially life-altering accident. Revealing a self-pity she dared not display in her own bio, Shapiro milks the Jensens’ melodrama in a carefully crafted series of flashbacks. Still, History draws you into the Jensens’ world, making you crave their survival – and tear up at even the slightest signs of hope.
Family History In her riveting 1998 memoir Slow Motion, Shapiro recounted the car accident that nearly killed her suburban parents and left her -- the checked-out,...Family HistoryFictionDani Shapiro In her riveting 1998 memoir Slow Motion, Shapiro recounted the car accident that nearly killed her suburban parents and left her -- the checked-out,...2003-04-11
Genre: Fiction; Author: Dani Shapiro
Posted April 11 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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