Every Day Is Mother's Day
Macmillan, 2000-03-15 - 225 psl.
Stephen King meets Muriel Spark in Hilary Mantel's first novel.
Evelyn Axona-medium by trade-and her half-wit daughter Muriel have become a social problem. Barricaded in their once-respectable house, they live amid festering rubbish, unhealthy smells-and secrets. They completely baffle Isabel Field, the social worker assigned to help them. But Isabel is only the most recent in a long line of people that find the Axons impossible. Meanwhile, Isabel has her own problems: a married lover, Colin. He is a history teacher to unresponsive children and father to a passel of his own horrible kids. With all this to worry about, how can Isabel even begin to understand what is going on in the Axon household? When Evelyn finally moves to def Muriel, and Muriel, in turn, acts to protect herself, the results are by turns hilarious and terrifying.
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LibraryThing ReviewVartotojo apžvalga - Marse - LibraryThing
While this book did keep me reading (just to see what is actually happening with Muriel and her mother), I did not enjoy this book. All the characters are fairly pathetic and their lives are awful. It was quite depressing overall. Skaityti visą apžvalgą
LibraryThing ReviewVartotojo apžvalga - pollgott - LibraryThing
Evelyn Axon is an aging medium who lives with her mentally disabled daughter Muriel in a deteriorating Victorian house with a run-down lean-to out back. Muriels latest social worker, Isabel Field, is ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą