Mother Land

Author(s): Paul Theroux

Fiction - general

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141048789
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : September 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 528
  • : Paul Theroux