A darkly hilarious portrait of one dysfunctional American family and its scheming matriarchEveryone 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/11/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241144985
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