Mum & Dad / Joanna Trollope.
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- ISBN: 1529003385
- ISBN: 9781529003383
- ISBN: 9781529003383 : HRD
- ISBN: 1529003385 : HRD
- ISBN: 9781529003383
- ISBN: 1529003385
- Physical Description: 324 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2020.
"It's been 25 years since Gus and Monica left England to start a new life in Spain, building a vineyard and wine business from the ground up. However, when Gus suffers a stroke and their idyllic Mediterranean life is thrown into upheaval, it's left to their three grown-up children in London to step in . . . Sebastian is busy running his company with his wife, Anna, who's never quite seen eye-to-eye with her mother-in-law. Katie, a successful solicitor in the city, is distracted by the problems with her long-term partner, Nic, and the secretive lives of their three daughters. And Jake, ever the easy-going optimist, is determined to convince his new wife, Bella, that moving to Spain with their 18-month-old would be a good idea. As the children descend on the vineyard, it becomes clear that each has their own idea of how best to handle their mum and dad, as well as the family business. But as long-simmering resentments rise to the surface and tensions reach breaking point, can the family ties prove strong enough to keep them together?"--Publisher description.
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Publishers Weekly Review
Mum and Dad
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Sudden illness impacts three generations of a family in Trollope's rewarding latest (after An Unsuitable Match). British expats Gus and Monica Beacham have run a successful vineyard in southern Spain since 1993. When a stroke leaves Gus temporarily mute and incapacitated, the couple's three adult children, all of whom live in England, must help Monica keep the business functioning. Jake, 38, the youngest of the three, decides to move his reluctant wife, Bella, and their infant daughter to Spain while masterminding a risky new vineyard expansion. Though his siblings Sebastian and Katie are puzzled by Jake's eagerness to leave England behind, they're too overwhelmed by their own lives not to be grateful for his initiative. Sebastian feels insecure and unimportant compared to his overachieving wife, and Katie struggles to balance a demanding legal career with care for a daughter who self-harms. As Gus confronts his new limits, Monica discovers that his frustration makes him even more stubborn and irritable than before, while Gus himself is angered by Jake's high-handed decisions. Trollope's warmhearted but unsentimental storytelling reveals her characters' flaws but also their capacity to change. This insightful look at the family tensions that develop as parents age will please the author's fans and resonate with a wide variety of readers. (May)
Mum and Dad
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
All families have issues, and they often track from generation to generation. Monica, matriarch of the Beacham family, loves her morning view of the Rock of Gibraltar. She's more ambivalent about her husband, Gus. When he's diminished by a stroke, daughter Katie and sons Sebastian and Jake arrive from London. A quarter of a century earlier, the family of five abandoned England and Gus' emasculating father for Spain, where Gus hardscrabbled a now award-winning vineyard out of rough ground. Alternating between the points of view of Monica, Katie, Sebastian, and Jake, Trollope (Sense & Sensibility, 2013) explores the fraught family dynamics that ensue. Old wounds, secrets, modern-day parenting nightmares, the changing roles and expectations of women, relationship challenges, and the vagaries of aging weave throughout the story. How will Monica and Gus cope with their new normal? Will each sibling's family survive long-simmering problems? Will the vineyard? In our own difficult time requiring social distancing, Trollope offers a warmhearted testament to the essential importance and restorative power of family.