The Old Romantic (Paperback)
|Author: Louise Dean|
|A long-estranged family discovers that blood is thicker than water in this hilarious and moving domestic comedy from the author of the award-winning "Becoming Strangers."|
From the Publisher:
"A highly entertaining, vivid evocation of love and marriage" (The New York Times Book Review)
It's been decades since Nick cast off his divorced, contentious, embarrassingly working-class parents, leaving the role of ambassador to his brother Dave. But then Nick's father decides that the year of his death has arrived, kicking off an ill-conceived quest to reunite his family. Bringing to this tinderbox just the spark it needs, Louise Dean sends up the whole clan, each of them flawed and saved by hidden grace, and illuminates their clashes of generation, gender, class, and temperament in a riotuous and compassionate conflagration.