Mother Land

Author(s): Paul Theroux

Fiction - Contemporary | Recent Arrivals: Fiction

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.

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780241293539
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • : August 2017
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 32mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 528
  • : Paul Theroux
  • : Paperback