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Sleepwalking in Daylight

Once defined by her career and independence, stay-at-home mom Samantha Friedman's days have been reduced to errands, carpools 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.

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Flock’s novels have been hailed as “haunting” (Booklist) and “tremendously touching” (Kirkus Reviews). With Sleepwalking in Daylight, she perceptively reveals the inner workings of a modern marriage and the complicated mother-daughter relationship with unflinching honesty, delivering her most powerful, provocative story to date.

Sleepwalking in Daylight
by Elizabeth Flock

  • Publication Date: February 24, 2009
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mira Books
  • ISBN-10: 077832513X
  • ISBN-13: 9780778325130