Titel: Mother, Mother
Författare: Koren Zailckas
Förlag: Broadway books
Betyg: 4 av 5
Bokens första mening:
Her face was the firts thing William Hurst saw when he opened his eyes from his not-so-sweet dreams.
Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliant intelligant son, a tech-guru of a husband, and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to Eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in a psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother, Will, recently diagnosed with Asberger’s, shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of a bottle – an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable facade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed.
Väldigt fängslande, gripande & stark!!!