Juliette Fay’s second novel is a touching portrait of a family learning to survive divorce, junior high and the complexities of dating and relationships. Deep Down True tells the story of Dana and her two children, a year after divorce. As she begins to adjust to being a single parent, her daughter tries to negotiate the minefield that is junior high, her son misses his father’s regular presence, Dana obtains a new job and tries to re-enter the world of dating, and her teen-aged niece, Alder, enters the scene with her own set of issues. Fay presents engaging, honest and likable characters in a realistic situation, confronting their problems with humor, compassion and caring. This is a heart-warming story about the joys and heartbreak of parenting and the ties of love that bind a family together.
Fay’s first novel is titled Shelter Me.