In The Unquiet Daughter,
a journalist born of the wartime love triangle that inspired the one in English novelist Graham Greene’s The Quiet
American searches for her father after surviving a bizarre youth of privilege, bewilderment, fear, cruelty and estrangement.
As she yearns for the love and presence of a father – and that of any in her
not-small family -- her tall, beautiful French and Vietnamese mother leaves her in burlesque house dressing rooms in the American
Midwest, in convent schools in Long Island and Dublin and with strangers in New York City. Meanwhile she lies to Danielle
about who she is and their past, for decades in this sometime-humorous near-tragic mystery and multiple love stories.
Finally, Danielle uses her investigative journalism skills to find the truth of what happened between
her three parents in early 1950’s Saigon, where walking down a street or turning a corner could end your life. She relates
what she found within the historic sweep of her family’s history across Southeast Asia, the US, the UK and France during
more than a hundred years.
“I have been looking for home in my house again through
these windows that are my eyes, “ Flood says in the beginning of The Unquiet Daughter. Does she find it by
the end of her journey for truth?
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Danielle flood was a staff writer for the Associated Press, New York City; The
Daily News (Tarrytown); The Standard-Star (New Rochelle); The Evening Sun (Baltimore); The Clearwater
Sun and The Miami News. Her freelance features were published in The New York Times and in many magazines
including the (New York) Sunday News Magazine, New York, Miami and Sunshine. She has an M.S. from the Graduate
School of Journalism, Columbia University, and a B.A. from Fordham. She lives in Southern Maine with her husband, the artist,
You can visit her website at www.danielleflood.com