The Resource Mother Land, Paul Theroux

Mother Land, Paul Theroux

Label
Mother Land
Title
Mother Land
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Title variation
Motherland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 and the saga of a vast family that bickers, colludes, connives, and ultimately overcomes the painful ties that bind them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Paul
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H4
LC item number
M63 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matriarchy
  • Mother and child
  • Families
  • Cape Cod (Mass.)
Target audience
general
Label
Mother Land, Paul Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780618839322
Lccn
2016478476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984514496
Label
Mother Land, Paul Theroux
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780618839322
Lccn
2016478476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984514496

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