Friday, September 26, 2008
HALF AND HALF
Pippa Dunn always knew that she was adopted by the very proper British couple she calls Mum and Dad but suddenly at age twenty-eight she discovers that her birth parents are Americans. This sets into motion a journey of discovery and validation when she travels to the States to initially meet them and ultimately to spend time discovering her heritage. What ensues is a clash of the cultures in Alison Larkin’s witty novel, The English American, as she points out once that we may speak the same language as the Brits but all similarities end there.