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The Resource Mother land, Paul Theroux

Mother land, Paul Theroux

Label
Mother land
Title
Mother land
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its narcissistic matriarch To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is the selfish, petty tyrant of Mother Land. She excels at playing her offspring against each other. Her favorite, Angela, died in childbirth; only Angela really understands her, she tells the others. The others include the officious lawyer, Fred; the uproarious professor, Floyd; a pair of inseparable sisters whose devotion to Mother has consumed their lives; and JP, the narrator, a successful writer whose work she disparages. As she lives well past the age of 100, her brood struggles with and among themselves to shed her viselike hold on them. Mother Land is a piercing portrait of how a parent's narcissism impacts a family. While the particulars of this tale are unique, Theroux encapsulates with acute clarity and wisdom a circumstance that is familiar to legions of readers. And beyond offering the shock and comfort of recognition, Mother Land presents for everyone an engrossing, heartbreaking, and often funny saga of a vast family that bickers, colludes, connives, and ultimately overcomes the painful ties that bind them
Cataloging source
PABRO
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Theroux, Paul
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matriarchy
  • Families
Label
Mother land, Paul Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BD17040179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780618839322
Lccn
bd17040179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618839322
  • 117252360
  • (Sirsi) b1483878
Label
Mother land, Paul Theroux
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BD17040179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780618839322
Lccn
bd17040179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618839322
  • 117252360
  • (Sirsi) b1483878

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