Laurette Plaisant Investigates Pain, Memory, and an Ogrish Father in Her Fiery but Surprisingly Objective Writing

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Father-Daughter’s Lifelong Emotional War Chronicled in Memoir

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Author Laurette Plaisant grew up fighting her menacingly father. Aside from a few childhood idylls and a place where the author’s father mysteriously relaxed, Father, You Are Bad is the memoir of a titanic struggle between father and daughter, of full-scale emotional war on the beautiful French countryside. It (the war) involved families and children, and laid waste to the author’s childhood and teenage years.

Being precocious and resourceful, blessed by a mother who was intelligent, understanding but helplessly devoted to the ogrish father when he was around, the author would eventually work her way out of their household, find love in Michel, and experience all sorts of shame and beatings in between (all courtesy of the Family Menace).

On her engagement party, the father would spring the most monumental infamy yet on his daughter. He cannily set up the party and, despite Plaisant’s misgivings, it pushed through, with her fiancé’s family coming in strength (though innocent) to the battle royale. This became a cavalry that turned daughter into the most bitter of life-long enemies to her father. They would not reconcile formally, icily conducting themselves in each other’s presence long after the author had married and made a life of her own. On October 18, 1969, the war would end and Plaisant would win, the stronger and younger of the adversaries.

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Father, You Are Bad * by Laurette Plaisant
Publication Date: 12/12/2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 81 pages; 978-1-4771-5047-4
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 81 pages; 978-1-4771-5048-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-5049-8

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