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The Sugar Mother

(1988)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year: a witty and sophisticated classic by one of Australia's most daring and entertaining novelists.

Edwin Page, a fussy middle-aged professor, no sooner bids farewell to his obstetrician wife, Cecilia, who accepted a fellowship abroad, when his new neighbors, Mrs. Botts and her sexy, twentyish daughter, Leila, arrive. Since they're locked out of their house, Edwin invites them in-and then can't get them to leave. He becomes obsessed with Leila and convinces himself that she is a perfect surrogate mother for the childless Cecilia. "Wickedly amusing . . . subversive" (New York Times Book Review), The Sugar Mother undoes the institution of marriage.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-89255-404-5 / 978-0-89255-404-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Persea Books
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July 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-517-05344-6 / 978-0-517-05344-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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February 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Jolley Elizabeth
ISBN: 0-670-82435-6 / 978-0-670-82435-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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June 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-06-015940-5 / 978-0-06-015940-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 1988 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The sugar mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-949206-29-6 / 978-0-06-159405-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Fremantle Arts Centre Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-89255-362-6 / 978-0-89255-362-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Persea
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October 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Mother (VMC)
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 1-86049-831-0 / 978-1-86049-831-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-06-091588-9 / 978-0-06-091588-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-14-011471-8 / 978-0-14-011471-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-14-011501-3 / 978-0-14-011501-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sugar Mother
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
Publisher: Persea
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