A Friend of the Family
By Lauren Grodstein
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565129160, 302pp.)
Publication Date: November 2009
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In a riveting story of suburban tragedy, Lauren Grodstein charts a father s fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.
- Discuss whether you think Pete Dizinoff is a reliable narrator—that is, whether you believe his account of the events in the story from beginning to end. Much of the novel is composed of Pete’s memories, but how do we know whether we can trust what he says? Are there such things as reliable memories?