Sleepwalking in Daylight
Once defined by her career and independence, stay-at-home mom Samantha Friedman finds that her days have been reduced to errands, car pools and suburban gossip. What was an easy decision for Sam years ago has become a nagging awareness that this life was her choice. Now she deals with a husband who shows up for dinner but is too preoccupied for conversation, and a daughter swathed in black clothing and Goth makeup who won't talk at all. Believing she's an adopted mistake, seventeen-year-old Cammy has fallen into sex and drugs and pours herself into a journal filled with poetry and pain. On parallel paths, mother and daughter indulge in desperate, furtive escapism--for Sam, a heady affair with her supposed soul mate, fueled by clandestine coffee dates and the desire to feel something; for Cammy, a secretive search for her birth mother punctuated by pills, pot and the need to feel absolutely nothing.
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It was a REALLY DEPRESSING book. SO SAD. I left feeling helpless, confused, and disturbed (which meant the author did an outstanding job).
It was hard to finish, bec... ...more
On top of that, what selfish people! An... ...more
This is now Samantha Friedman’s world. And her husband, the m... ...more
Yes the characters had issues and sometimes I just wanted to tell them to wake up. But you don't walk around telling th... ...more
Sometimes when wounded people get together the damage multiplies. These wounded characters are mostly sympathetic, although occasionally aggravating in their se... ...more
The thing with this book is it hit me kind of hard. It's a difficult story to read, and though I have absolutely nothing in common with the main... ...more