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Various pets alive and dead, Marina Lewycka

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Various pets alive and dead
Title
Various pets alive and dead
Statement of responsibility
Marina Lewycka
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marcus and Doro were part of a commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s: lentils, free love, spliffs, radical politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotas, crochet, allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them: primary school teacher 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 loads of money in the City; while third child Oolie Anna, who has Downs Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own. Once the truth starts breaking through, who knows what further secrets will be revealed about any of them? 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
Cataloging source
QPPL
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Target audience
adult
Various pets alive and dead, Marina Lewycka
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Various pets alive and dead, Marina Lewycka
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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. This is a funny riff on modern values, told with irony, farce and wit
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23 cm.
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Extent
367 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781905490554
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS233085
  • (OCoLC)757932049
  • (AuCNLKIN)000048547447

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