Dad: a novel

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Knopf, May 1, 1981 - Fiction - 449 pages
22 Reviews
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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User Review  - Barbara Rhine - Goodreads

This is a disturbing book for me. Perhaps my age, which is right about where our mother and father, both declining in the most serious way possible, are in their life span? Perhaps their marriage out ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mandy - Goodreads

John Tremont is a middle-aged artist who lives with his wife and family in France. When he gets a message from his sister Joan to say that their mother has had a heart attack he rushes back to the ... 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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