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Mother Land - 9780241144985

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  • Product code: BKNVF
  • ISBN: 9780241144985
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.8cm x 24.2cm
  • Pages: 528
  • Publish date: 02/11/2017

Mother Land (Hardback)

Mother Land - 9780241144985

Paul Theroux


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

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Product Details

  • Product code: BKNVF
  • ISBN: 9780241144985
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.8cm x 24.2cm
  • Pages: 528
  • Publish date: 02/11/2017

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