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Various pets alive and dead / Marina Lewycka.

Various pets alive and dead / Marina Lewycka.
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ISBN 9781905490912 (pbk.)
1905490917 (pbk.)
Author Lewycka, Marina, 1946-
Title Various pets alive and dead / Marina Lewycka.
Publisher/Date London : Fig Tree, 2012.
Pagination etc. 367 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary Note Marcus and Doro were part of a commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s: lentils, free love, spliffs, radical politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotas, crochet, allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them: primary school teacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that he is still doing a Maths PhD at Cambridge, while in fact working making loads of money in the City; while third child Oolie Anna, who has Downs Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own. Once the truth starts breaking through, who knows what further secrets will be revealed about any of them? Set half in Doncaster, half in London, this is a very funny riff on modern values, featuring hamsters, cockroaches, poodles, a Chicken and multiplying rabbits, told by Marina Lewycka in her unique and brilliant combination of irony, farce and wit.
Subject Secrets -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Adult children -- Fiction
Humorous stories
Doncaster (England) -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F LEWY
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