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That old cape magic, by Richard Russo

Label
That old cape magic
Title
That old cape magic
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father's ashes in the trunk, but his mother is very much alive and not shy about calling on his cell phone. She does so as he drives down to Cape Cod, where he and his wife, Joy, will celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura's best friend. For Griffin this is akin to driving into the past, since he took his childhood summer vacations here, his parents' respite from the hated Midwest. And the Cape is where he and Joy honeymooned, in the course of which they drafted the Great Truro Accord, a plan for their lives together that's now thirty years old and has largely come true. He'd left screenwriting and Los Angeles behind for the sort of New England college his snobby academic parents had always aspired to in vain; they'd moved into an old house full of character; and they'd started a family. Check, check and check. But be careful what you pray for, especially if you manage to achieve it. By the end of this perfectly lovely weekend, the past has so thoroughly swamped the present that the future suddenly hangs in the balance. And when, a year later, a far more important wedding takes place, their beloved Laura's, on the coast of Maine, Griffin's chauffeuring two urns of ashes as he contends once more with Joy and her large, unruly family, and both he and she have brought dates along. How in the world could this have happened? That Old Cape Magic is a novel of deep introspection and every family feeling imaginable, with a middle-aged man confronting his parents and their failed marriage, his own troubled one, his daughter's new life and, finally, what it was he thought he wanted and what in fact he has
Cataloging source
VALP
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1949-
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Russo, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • College teachers
  • Reminiscing
  • Mid-life crisis
  • Cape Cod (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
That old cape magic, by Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044536638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
[384] p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739328613
Label
That old cape magic, by Richard Russo
Publication
Control code
000044536638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
[384] p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739328613

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