The Old Romantic (Paperback)

Author: Dean, Louise

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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."


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781594485633
SKU 221909568
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1594485631
Release Date 2/7/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 3.75L x 1T
"Dean's very British fourth a grimly hilarious family saga in which an old curmudgeon faces his mortality....Dean, with her superb ear for language and class nuance, gives readers the essence of contemporary British life in this touching and funny family portrait." (starred review)
"[A] highly entertaining, vivid evocation of love and marriage in its various forms....Dean's characters have the rough edges and surprising grace of real people, and her fierce humanism animates every page."
"Dean's razor-sharp observations, coupled with her very real affection for her characters, make the pages fly."
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Editors Note "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.
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