Sleepwalking in DaylightBook - 2009
Follows the parallel paths of a mother, who wants to feel something, and her teenaged daughter, who needs to feel absolutely nothing, as they each indulge in desperate, furtive escapism.
This powerful, provocative story follows the parallel paths of a mother, who wants to feel something, and her teenaged daughter, who needs to feel absolutely nothing, as they each indulge in desperate, furtive escapism.
Simon and Schuster
Once defined by her career and independence, stay-at-home mom Samantha Friedman finds that her days have been reduced to errands, car pools 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.