Daddy by Emma cline


Emma Cline’s Daddy is a compilation of stunning short stories with one common link—the men in the stories are fathers, father figures, or symbolic fathers. Many are nefarious, brooding, or self-absorbed. All of them are beneficiaries of patriarchy, even the seemingly winsome main character Ben in the story “Mack the Knife.” Cline is a deft storyteller and like her bestselling debut novel The Girls, the characters portrayed in the stories convey complicated inner lives. Most of the stories are told through the lens of women characters; however, it is the men who act i