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Mother, Mother

A Novel

By Koren Zailckas

From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most
 
Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.

Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in the psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother Will shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Recently diagnosed with Aspergers and epilepsy, he’s separated from the other kids around town and is homeschooled to ensure his safety. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of the bottle—an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed.
 
Written with the style, dark wit and shrewd psychological insight that made SMASHED a bestseller, Zailckas’s first novel is unforgettable. In the spirit of classic suspense novels by Shirley Jackson and Daphne DuMaurier, MOTHER, MOTHER is the terrifying and page-turning story of a mother’s love gone too far, and the introduction of a commanding new voice in fiction.

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Mother, mother a novel.

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Zailckas, Koren
Summary: Josephine Hurst has her family under control: two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home. But living in this matriarch's determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn't been easy for her family. When her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
Title: Mother, mother : a novel / Koren Zailckas.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Subject: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction Narcissists -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780385347235 0385347235 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Zailckas
Oclc: 840934511
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Bib Id: 452557

Format: Book
Author: Zailckas, Koren
Summary: Josephine Hurst has her family under control: two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home. But living in this matriarch's determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn't been easy for her family. When her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
Title: Mother, mother : a novel / Koren Zailckas.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Description: 366 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Subjects: Narcissists -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
LCCN: 2013010450
ISBN: 9780385347235
ISBN: 0385347235 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Zailckas