The Resource Mother Land, Paul Theroux

Mother Land, Paul Theroux

Label
Mother Land
Title
Mother Land
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Paul Theroux
Title variation
Motherland
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Literary form
fiction
Mother Land, Paul Theroux
Label
Mother Land, Paul Theroux
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Copyright
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"An Eamon Dolan book."
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780241144985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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