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Everyone in Cape Cod thinks that Mother is a wonderful woman: pious, hardworking, 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 viselike hold on her offspring even as they try to escape into adulthood. Welcome to Mother Land: a suffocating kingdom of parental narcissism.

©2017 Paul Theroux (P)2017 Recorded Books Inc

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"Theroux possesses a fabulously nasty sense of humour." (Stephen King)
"Detailed, intricate, and dark." (Library Journal)

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  • Caroline Nuttall
  • 12-16-17

Brilliant

A modern day family saga , wry, ironic observations of siblings and their mother, had me laughing out loud.