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Learning To Cry

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The bond between a father and daughter is strong enough to weather the most violent storms, but it can also bring savage heartache. From the moment Melissa enters this world in a flurry of chaos and happiness, she holds and manipulates her father's love. There is no way to predict the roller-coaster ride they face.

Almost overnight, Melissa's father loses his sweet, little girl. Left in her place is an erratic, unstable, deeply unhappy teenager who is hell-bent on obliterating ...

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Overview

The bond between a father and daughter is strong enough to weather the most violent storms, but it can also bring savage heartache. From the moment Melissa enters this world in a flurry of chaos and happiness, she holds and manipulates her father's love. There is no way to predict the roller-coaster ride they face.

Almost overnight, Melissa's father loses his sweet, little girl. Left in her place is an erratic, unstable, deeply unhappy teenager who is hell-bent on obliterating boundaries and pushing her father, as well as her mother and sisters, to the breaking point. Caught in the middle of her parents' divorce, she doesn't hide her disdain for the rules. But she goes to great lengths to keep her father ignorant of just how far into trouble she falls or how she's trapped by three "friends" from whom there is no escape.

Overwhelmed by the stress his crumbling marriage causes, Melissa's father struggles to keep his own life together while trying to save his daughter from the point of no return. He finds himself, alone, bound by his own four walls, drowning in loneliness and tears. Melissa's father, it seems, will have to lose it all to bring her back from the brink.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982811900
  • Publisher: JournalStone
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher C. Payne was born in DeSoto, Ill., in January 1967. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale graduating in 1990. Currently he lives in San Francisco, Calif. In his spare time, he enjoys biking and snowboarding with his three daughters and his new fiancée.

Holding down a corporate accounting/finance job, Payne embarked on a literary career with his first novel Duncan’s Diary: Birth of a Serial Killer. In his second book, Learning to Cry, Payne detoured from horror and delved into the complicated ties, deep love and ferocious pain between fathers and daughters.

Not wanting to be labeled under a specific genre, Payne has already begun his third novel scheduled for publication prior to 2011. His next story focuses on a young girl’s quest for her roots. Along her journey, she discovers she holds the secret to saving humanity and, ironically, is not even human. For more information visit www.journalstone.com.
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