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Purple America : a novel

Author: Rick Moody
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A son returns home to look after his mother, abandoned by his stepfather. The novel follows him as he handles the chores, gets drunk and has a romance on the side. The mother, in a wheel chair and incontinent, extracts a promise that he will kill her if she gets worse. In the background hovers the stepfather, unable to decide whether to return. The setting is a wealthy suburb in Connecticut. By the author of The Ice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Moody
ISBN: 0316579254 9780316579254
OCLC Number: 35849188
Description: 298 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Rick Moody.

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A son returns home to look after his mother, abandoned by his stepfather. The novel follows him as he handles the chores, gets drunk and has a romance on the side. The mother, in a wheel chair and incontinent, extracts a promise that he will kill her if she gets worse. In the background hovers the stepfather, unable to decide whether to return. The setting is a wealthy suburb in Connecticut. By the author of The Ice Storm.

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