The Resource Mother Land, Paul Theroux

Mother Land, Paul Theroux

Label
Mother Land
Title
Mother Land
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An intricately detailed, darkly humorous portrait of a family both held together and torn apart by a narcissist matriarch describes how her husband and seven children navigate the woman's false outward appearances and her petty tyrannies as she ages well past the age of 100
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562272
Cataloging source
NHUR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Paul
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mother and child
  • Matriarchy
  • Families
  • Mothers
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Parent and adult child
  • Cape Cod (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
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
000060222667
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780241293539
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982533952
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
000060222667
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780241293539
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982533952

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