The Resource Mother land, Paul Theroux

Mother land, Paul Theroux

Label
Mother land
Title
Mother land
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its narcissistic matriarch 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Paul,
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H4
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matriarchy
  • Families
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Mother land, Paul Theroux
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Front Flap; Front Matter; Half Title; Other Books by this Author; Title; Copyright; Epigraph; Part One; 1. Mother of the Year; 2. ""This is for the Best""; 3. Do you Believe in Rock and Roll?; 4. Loyalty Oaths; 5. Mr. Bones; 6. Mother Land; 7. Home Life; 8. Wedding Balls; 9. Self-Denial; 10. The Best Year of My Life; 11. Secrets; 12. Disclosure; 13. Visits; 14. Whispers; 15. Outsider; 16. Crazy Bastard; 17. Good Sport; 18. Second Childhood; 19. The Side Effects of Melancholy; Part Two; 20. Holidays; 21. Traitors; 22. Ten Minutes From Mother; 23. The Acre; 24. The Cottage
  • 25. Struggles26. Reminders; 27. The Letter; 28. Charlie; 29. Birthday Cards; 30. Upside-Down Cake; 31. My Nature is to Sting; 32. Station Identification; 33. Cat Burglary; 34. Rewards; Part Three; 35. The Algebra of Love; 36. Checks and Balances; 37. Defiance; 38. Hot Dinners; 39. A Nest of Vipers; 40. Mottle Sin; 41. ""What are you Doing Here?""; 42. Bad News; 43. Best Man; 44. Winners; 45. Aliens; 46. My Muse; Part Four; 47. Pastoral; 48. Angor Animi; 49. The Survivor; 50. The Kindly Ones; 51. Mother's Century; 52. Memento Mori; 53. The Unknown; 54. Arcadia; 55. Clambake; 56. Angela
  • 57. Bulletins58. Strangers; Back Matter; Epilogue; Back Flap; Back Cover; Spine
Control code
ocn984120518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328664105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C8BAA62-1DF7-47B2-8D3D-1BE515E56B72
Label
Mother land, Paul Theroux
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Front Flap; Front Matter; Half Title; Other Books by this Author; Title; Copyright; Epigraph; Part One; 1. Mother of the Year; 2. ""This is for the Best""; 3. Do you Believe in Rock and Roll?; 4. Loyalty Oaths; 5. Mr. Bones; 6. Mother Land; 7. Home Life; 8. Wedding Balls; 9. Self-Denial; 10. The Best Year of My Life; 11. Secrets; 12. Disclosure; 13. Visits; 14. Whispers; 15. Outsider; 16. Crazy Bastard; 17. Good Sport; 18. Second Childhood; 19. The Side Effects of Melancholy; Part Two; 20. Holidays; 21. Traitors; 22. Ten Minutes From Mother; 23. The Acre; 24. The Cottage
  • 25. Struggles26. Reminders; 27. The Letter; 28. Charlie; 29. Birthday Cards; 30. Upside-Down Cake; 31. My Nature is to Sting; 32. Station Identification; 33. Cat Burglary; 34. Rewards; Part Three; 35. The Algebra of Love; 36. Checks and Balances; 37. Defiance; 38. Hot Dinners; 39. A Nest of Vipers; 40. Mottle Sin; 41. ""What are you Doing Here?""; 42. Bad News; 43. Best Man; 44. Winners; 45. Aliens; 46. My Muse; Part Four; 47. Pastoral; 48. Angor Animi; 49. The Survivor; 50. The Kindly Ones; 51. Mother's Century; 52. Memento Mori; 53. The Unknown; 54. Arcadia; 55. Clambake; 56. Angela
  • 57. Bulletins58. Strangers; Back Matter; Epilogue; Back Flap; Back Cover; Spine
Control code
ocn984120518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328664105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C8BAA62-1DF7-47B2-8D3D-1BE515E56B72

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