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Purple America : a novel

Author: Rick Moody
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print 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 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Rick Moody.

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Having fled his less than perfect home life years ago, Hal Raitcliffe returns to help his ailing mother after his stepfather walks out on her, but over the course of one weekend, Hal's good  Read more...

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