The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Rebecca MillerISBN: 0571211755;
Book Description From the award-winning writer-director of Personal Velocity comes a startling drama about the nature of family and the meaning of ideals In his first role since Gangs of New York , Daniel Day-Lewis plays Jack Slavin, an engineer who over thirty years ago walked away from the mainstream to live out a more deliberate life. But the island commune he began in hopes of a better future has long since imploded and he is now its final resident. Jack’s only other companion is his 16-year-old daughter Rose (Camilla Belle), whom he has deliberately sheltered from the outside world. Now, beset by terminal illness, encroaching developers, and Rose’s emerging womanhood, Jack faces troubling questions about the days ahead. In an attempt to provide his daughter with the kind of family she’s never known, Jack invites Kathleen (Catherine Keener), the woman he’s been secretly...
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