Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Friend of the Family

by Lauren Grodstein

Dr. Pete Dizinoff has always wanted the perfect life: wife, career, and son. He has done well for himself, at least in the wife and career departments. His son, Alec, has been a bit of a struggle, even in the process of conception.

Pete's best friend, Joe, is also a doctor and has a daughter. Laura is not perfect, not by anyone's standards. In fact, she has quite a frightful past.

When Laura and Alec get together, Pete cannot bear it. Laura can only lead Alec down a path of destruction, at least in Pete's opinion. What follows is Pete's own self-destruction in the process of trying to "save" his son.


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