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Family romance : a memoir

Author: John Lanchester
Publisher: Oxford : ISIS, 2008.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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In their particulars, the Lanchesters were not Every Family. The father was an international banker, the mother a former nun. Yet in the dynamic that is family life, their patterns are immediately recognisable. The heart of that dynamic is a built-in tug-of-war: to a young child, a sense of loving protection becomes, as he matures, a set of barriers to be overcome. In his richly told story, John Lanchester brings  Read more...
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Named Person: John Lanchester; Bill Lanchester; Julie Lanchester; Bill Lanchester; John Lanchester; Julie Lanchester
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lanchester
ISBN: 9780753194645 0753194643 0753194651 9780753194652
OCLC Number: 175284257
Notes: Originally published: London: Faber, 2007.
Awards: Shortlisted for PEN/Ackerley Prize 2008.
Description: 479 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Lanchester.

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In their particulars, the Lanchesters were not Every Family. The father was an international banker, the mother a former nun. Yet in the dynamic that is family life, their patterns are immediately recognisable. The heart of that dynamic is a built-in tug-of-war: to a young child, a sense of loving protection becomes, as he matures, a set of barriers to be overcome. In his richly told story, John Lanchester brings this dynamic to life and in the process makes us think about our own family story and about the legacy - emotional, social, intellectual - our parents pass on to us, generation to generation, the bitter with the best.

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