Hardback Mother land / Paul Theroux.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: UK : Hamish Hamilton,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241144985 (hbk.) :
Originally published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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.
509 pages ; 24 cm