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Mother Land By Paul Theroux

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

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Mother Land Summary

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

A darkly hilarious portrait of one dysfunctional American family and its scheming matriarch

Everyone in Cape Cod thinks that Mother is a wonderful woman: pious, hard-working, frugal. Everyone except her husband and seven children. To them she is a selfish and petty tyrant -- endlessly comparing her many living children to the one who died in childbirth, keeping a vice-like hold on her offspring even as they try to escape into adulthood.

Welcome to Mother Land: a suffocating kingdom of parental narcissism. This is an engrossing, hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of a modern family -- the bickering, the conspiracies, and the drive to overcome the painful ties that bind.

Mother Land Reviews

Brilliantly depicts characters in pinpoint prickly prose * Guardian *
Funny and wonderfully mean spirited * Saturday Review *
The family dynamic has been rendered exceptionally well * Herald *
Phenomenally strange * Observer *

About Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

Additional information

GOR009003479
9780241293539
0241293537
Mother Land by Paul Theroux
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2017-06-01
528
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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