Dad: a novel

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Knopf, May 1, 1981 - Fiction - 449 pages
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Called home by the news of his mother's heart attack, John Tremont--in his fifties--finds himself trapped in his own middle age, between his college-drop-out son's impatience to live and his father's heartbreaking weariness and inability to cope

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DAD: A Novel

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Nothing clarifies and focuses a superior first novel like its successor: all the cells of the former are stained by the latter's stresses, repetitions; and a pattern ought to start to emerge. Well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

The one note of grace in this plodding book is its relentless honesty about adults coping with aging and sick parents. The writing, though, has nothing to recommend it. Read full review

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Wharton received a PhD in psychology from UCLA. He moved to France to make his living as a painter, then turned writer.

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