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His Mother's Son

His Mother's Son

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His Mother's Son

by Emmons, Cai

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New York, Harcourt, 2003, hardcover, 364 pp, First Edition stated, First Printing by letter code, Signed by the author without inscription on the title page, Fine in Fine dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings in new unclipped dustjacket bearing original price. The acclaimed playwright, editor, director, and screenwriter's award-winning first novel. Combining the page-turning momentum of a psychological thriller with the finely observed, nuanced portrayal of a domestic drama, a nervous, hypervigilant, parent begins to spiral out of control when her young son's words and actions start to mirror the barely repressed, violent rage of the long-lost brother who destroyed her childhood. ISBN: 9780151007349

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Combining the page-turning momentum of a psychological thriller with the finely observed, nuanced portrayal of a domestic drama, playwright and filmmaker Cai Emmons has written an extraordinarily assured first novel that belongs on the shelf beside Sue Miller and Jane Hamilton. Jana Thomas has built a successful life with a loving husband, a darling six-year-old son, Evan, and a rewarding position as an emergency-room doctor. She has always been a nervous, hypervigilant parent, but Evan’s seemingly normal all-boy tendencies are escalating her worry into something close to hysteria, threatening her job, her marriage, and her motherhood. The real source of Jana's disintegration is a past she has kept buried for sixteen years. She once had another name, and a younger brother, Varney, to whom Jana was more than a big sister--mother, best friend, interpreter of the world all rolled into one. When Varney violently blew everything apart, Jana ran and never looked back. Until now, when she spots a speck of Varney’s rage in Evan, and the past begins to bleed into the present, gradually overwhelming it. Finally, Jana is forced to plunge into the emotional whirlpool she left behind. The results are shattering, profound, and wrenchingly moving.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
11301
Title
His Mother's Son
Author
Emmons, Cai
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition stated, First Printing by letter code
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151007349
ISBN 13
9780151007349
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
San Diego, Ca, U.s.a.
This edition first published
2003-01-07
Keywords
Domestic fiction; Fiction; Mothers and sons; Psychological; Psychological fiction; Sagas; Thrillers; Violence in children; Women physicians

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