A darkly hilarious portrait of one dysfunctional American family and its scheming matriarch

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mother Land
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-14498-1 / 978-0-241-14498-5 (UK edition)
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Title: Mother Land
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Title: Mother Land
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