Equalizing Daisy

Drunken Angel by Charles Stoll is an adventure in language reading from the beginning of the novel. Chapter One presents the reader with a mystery. There is an old man in a senior citizen care center who is either about to die a natural death or possibly be murdered. With one close and very unhappy relative in attendance, the chapter concludes as readers meet Protagonist Daisy Pearlman. She makes the briefest of appearances in Chapter One but with Chapter Two, “Age 7,” the novel is all about Daisy and her evolution from a naturist, humanist philosopher to a sort of superhero righting wrongs and, finally, back to a philosopher.