I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Lily King is the author of several novels with terrific stories, especially The Pleasing Hour, and The English Teacher. King is the recipient of a Whiting Award. She lives in Maine. Her novels are stimulating and deserve my highest praise. Father of the Rain is her third novel, which spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a frighteningly charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who cannot help but leave him.