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The Good Father

Noah Hawley

From the award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo and author of the bestseller Before the Fall, an intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his twenty-year old son. As the Chief of Rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. Paul Allen's specialty is diagnosing patients with conflicting symptoms, patients other doctors have given up on. He lives a contented life in Westport with his second wife and their twin sons-hard won after a failed marriage earlier in his career that produced a son named Daniel. In the harrowing opening scene of this provocative and affecting novel, Dr. Allen is home with his family when a televised news report announces that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot at a rally, and Daniel is caught on video as the assassin. Daniel Allen has always been a good kid-a decent student, popular-but, as a child of divorce, used to shuttling back and forth between parents, he is also something of a drifter. Which may be why, at the age of nineteen, he quietly drops out of Vassar and begins an aimless journey across the United States, during which he sheds his former skin and eventually even changes his name to Carter Allen Cash. Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, ruminative son, The Good Father is a powerfully emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end. This is an absorbing and honest novel about the responsibilities-and limitations-of being a parent and our capacity to provide our children with unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation. From the Hardcover edition.

From the award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo and author of the bestseller Before the Fall, an intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his twenty-year old son. As the Chief of Rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. Paul Allen's specialty is diagnosing patients with conflicting symptoms, patients other doctors have given up on. He lives a contented life in Westport with his second wife and their twin sons-hard won after a failed marriage earlier in his career that produced a son named Daniel. In the harrowing opening scene of this provocative and affecting novel, Dr. Allen is home with his family when a televised news report announces that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot at a rally, and Daniel is caught on video as the assassin. Daniel Allen has always been a good kid-a decent student, popular-but, as a child of divorce, used to shuttling back and forth between parents, he is also something of a drifter. Which may be why, at the age of nineteen, he quietly drops out of Vassar and begins an aimless journey across the United States, during which he sheds his former skin and eventually even changes his name to Carter Allen Cash. Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, ruminative son, The Good Father is a powerfully emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end. This is an absorbing and honest novel about the responsibilities-and limitations-of being a parent and our capacity to provide our children with unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo and author of the bestseller Before the Fall, an intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his twenty-year old son. As the Chief of Rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. Paul Allen's specialty is diagnosing patients with conflicting symptoms, patients other doctors have given up on. He lives a contented life in Westport with his second wife and their twin sons-hard won after a failed marriage earlier in his career that produced a son named Daniel. In the harrowing opening scene of this provocative and affecting novel, Dr. Allen is home with his family when a televised news report announces that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot at a rally, and Daniel is caught on video as the assassin. Daniel Allen has always been a good kid-a decent student, popular-but, as a child of divorce, used to shuttling back and forth between parents, he is also something of a drifter. Which may be why, at the age of nineteen, he quietly drops out of Vassar and begins an aimless journey across the United States, during which he sheds his former skin and eventually even changes his name to Carter Allen Cash. Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, ruminative son, The Good Father is a powerfully emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end. This is an absorbing and honest novel about the responsibilities-and limitations-of being a parent and our capacity to provide our children with unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Turk, Arthur Morey, Ryan Gesell

Length:

12h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:23


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

48:57


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:55


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

29:03


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

49:11


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:09:42


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

57:29


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:04:48


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

32:53


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

38:19


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

50:21


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

53:49


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:10:28


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

46:53


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

32:51


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

00:31