Various Pets Alive and Dead

by Marina Lewycka | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1905490917 Global Overview for this book
Registered by D-face of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 1/1/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by D-face from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, January 01, 2018
Most normal parents, you'd think, would be pleased to have a son not yet thirty and earning ninety grand a year. But not Doro and Marcus. They'd consider it the ultimate betrayal of his ideals, meaning their ideals, because Serge doesn't claim to have any ideals apart from a vague general sense of goodwill towards mankind. And womankind. Especially Maroushka.

Marcus and Doro were part of a left wing commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s- lentils, free love, spliffs, Left politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotas, crochet, allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them- primary schoolteacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that he is still doing a Maths PhD at Cambridge, while in fact working making loadsamoney in the City; third child Oolie Anna, who has Downs Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own. Set half in Doncaster, half in London, this is a very funny riff on modern values, featuring hamsters, cockroaches, poodles, a Chicken and multiplying rabbits, told by Marina Lewycka in her unique and brilliant combination of irony, farce and wit.

Released 1 yr ago (1/12/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library #36986 in Phillip, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Released 1 mo ago (7/21/2019 UTC) at Nemarang Cres Book Exchange in Waramanga, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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