Father Melancholy's Daughter Themes

Gail Godwin
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A woman's journey to identity is the primary theme of Father Melancholy's Daughter. Margaret must ask not only "Who am I?" but at the same time, "What do I owe to others?" before she can answer "What do I owe to myself?"

Margaret's way may be harder than most, because her own mother, who struggled with the same questions, is unavailable to her.

There is a related theme of how one's art or work...

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