Gina's mother has left the family. Jamie's too. And now their fathers are acting, well, weird.
In Cleveland, Gina's dad leaves home, each morning way too early for work. Deep in the woods -- is it near, is it far? -- Jamie's Da must hunt such a distance from their cottage that his children never see him in daylight.
Hurt by what they are losing and afraid of what they might find, Gina and Jamie set out to follow their fathers -- she down I-77, he down a path where Da's tracks soon give way to a bear's. They tell their stories by turns, unaware of each other till those stories turn them face-to-face.
What happens then is astonishing, beautiful -- out of this world.
Or is it?
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In alternating chapters, Gina and Jamie slowly nerve themselves to follow their parents, and make shocking discoveries: Gina’s meets a woman (though not for what she thinks), and Jamie’s becomes a huge, white bear.| Read Full Review of Gina.Jamie.Father.Bear.
In this finely drawn tale, Lyon (Borrowed Children) weaves parallel story lines into a novel of uncommon beauty that incorporates the mysterious bonds between parents and children, love and legend.| Read Full Review of Gina.Jamie.Father.Bear.