John Riley is in his early-thirties and has been separated from his wife, Helen, for two years. Deeply involved with his work as an accountant he has given little thought to saving his marriage until his mother announces that Helen wishes to see him. John's mother and father are also separated - his father has been confined to a nursing home due to the onset of Alzheimers - and as John and Helen work out their past differences his parents' relationship deteriorates. Stanley Middleton brilliantly explores the complexities of marriage and family relationships across the generations.
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MOTHER'S BOYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Three variously embattled marriages and their complex interconnections are scrupulously analyzed in the veteran author's new novel—his 43rd, in a half-century's work including the 1974 Booker Prize ... Read full review