Mother Land

by Paul Theroux

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Mother Land Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780241144985
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241144985
Publication date: 2nd November 2017
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941 and published his first novel, Waldo, in 1967. His subsequent novels include The Family Arsenal, Picture Palace, The Mosquito Coast, O-Zone, Millroy the Magician, My Secret History, My Other Life, and, most recently, A Dead Hand. His highly acclaimed travel books include Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, and Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.   Author photo © William Furniss

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