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Fragile World Paula Treick DeBoard

Fragile World

Paula Treick DeBoard

Published
ISBN : 9781322098890
ebook
298 pages
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From the author of stunning debut The Mourning Hours comes a powerful new novel that explores every parents worst nightmare...The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school.MoreFrom the author of stunning debut The Mourning Hours comes a powerful new novel that explores every parents worst nightmare...The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and twelve-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test.And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a freak road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief.The anguish of Daniels death is isolating, and its not long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart. As time passes and the wound refuses to heal, Curtis becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, a growing mania that leads him to pack up his life and his anxious teenage daughter and set out on a collision course to right a wrong.An emotionally charged novel, The Fragile World is a journey through Americas heartland and a familys brightest and darkest moments, exploring the devastating pain of losing a child and the beauty of finding the way back to hope.