Every Sunday Is Father's Day
Anthony Valera, author
For Ray Oliver, a divorced and down-on-his-luck drummer, Sundays are his salvation. He spends the afternoon with his precocious five-year-old daughter Mickey. Ray and Mickey have decided that every Sunday should be Father's Day. When Mickey tells Ray that his ex-wife's new boyfriend has molested her, Ray decides that weekends are not enough. From now on, every day will be Father's Day. In Every Sunday Is Father's Day, novelist Anthony Valera tells the sobering story of a daughter who faces the devastation of child molestation and of a father who takes his responsibility to protect his daughter, no matter what actions that decision will demand of him. Drawing an unadorned picture of life in conservative Georgia in 1980, Every Sunday Is Father's Day accompanies Ray as he makes decisions that seek to protect his daughter, yet expose him to increasing personal risks. If you find accounts of ordinary people who face the depths to which life can plummet and who find within themselves the resolve to continue on, no matter what, then Every Sunday Is Father's Day will offer you a story of a father and a daughter making that journey to the depths and what lies beyond.