I was given this book to write an honest review.
As a social worker, I saw a functional dysfunctional family trying to fake functioning until it becomes a reality. The father Levi has been a workaholic and the family roles are similar to an alcoholic family. There is the type A older daughter that has it all together in a neat calendar. There is the alcoholic scapegoat and the younger lost child. Compounding these dynamics is the aging patriarch and the changing of the roles from independent father to the frail adult child. The daughters secretly blame him for his frailties while feeling shame that they don’t have enough time or compassion to deal effectively. Levi is not willing to be left out of the decision making about his life and wants his secrets to remain as such.
If you like real to life adventures plan to purchase this one. You will not be disappointed.
The following is a quote from the book insert: “In Levi Koenig, A Contemporary King Lear, the author seeks to right a wrong. In Shakespeare’s play of the same name, King Lear’s two older daughters, Goneril and Regan, are portrayed as wicked, conniving women, while the youngest, Cordelia, is goodness incarnate. In her novel, Dorothea Shefer-Vanson seeks to rectify this distorted view of family relations in general, and the part played by daughters in particular.”
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