Child of My Right Hand

Child of My Right Hand

by Eric Goodman

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The stunning third novel from acclaimed author Eric Goodman is the story of a middle class family: college professors Jack and Genna Barish and their two children, fourteen-year-old Lizzy and seventeen-year-old Simon. The four have just moved to Tipton, Ohio, a small town divided by bigotry and class tensions, when Simon announces to his family, and eventually to the town, what his parents have long suspected-that he is gay.

As Jack and Genna struggle to deal with their son's sexuality, his oppressive, ever-present teenaged angst and the conflicts that are raised within their marriage, the complex dynamics of a family unfold: love, doubt, betrayal, and sympathy-all strikingly caught by the author. Equally vivid are the Tipton residents' spectrum of reactions to Simon, ranging from open acceptance to acts of violent rage. This is a beautifully written and complex work of fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492619734
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 830 KB

About the Author

Eric Goodman is the author of four previous novels: High on the Energy Bridge, The First Time I Saw Jenny Hall, and In Days of Awe. He has won several fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and directs the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

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Child Of My Right Hand 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am Ethan Goodman, Eric Goodmans Son, the one who this book is based upon. I have endured many things in my life, including the homophobs and coming out. My fathers book really portrays my life in many ways and makes me feel like I am staring a a mirror of my life. Even though some parts are fictional, and some are from real experiences, I can feel the pain and anguish that Simon must feel, for i encountered it on my own as well. Dad, i love you, and love your book. Thankyou for another great piece of art to add to this world. I love you.