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Dan Shaper is an aging hippy in the San Fran area. Good with languages, he works as a free-lance translater for lawyers and the courts. One day, 19-year-old Amanda shows up in his life and announces he is her father by a brief fling many years ago. He never knew; Dan had given the mother money for an abortion at her request. He grapples with his feelings and responsibilities as a brand new father, as well as Amanda's demands for money, her black boyfriend D'Wayne's odd employment in the Yerba Buena Foundation (a "therapy" office that is little more than a brothel), and various other oddballs from cops to cons and drug dealers. _Daughter Mine_ is a sort of easygoing comic novel, a novel of manners among people not far from the street. The plot moves slowly and calmly, lightly intimating deep and troubled emotions in its cast of eccentric characters.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   daughter Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   Boob talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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