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  - iphigenie - LibraryThing

This might be the best book I read all summer. It is a great story around ageing, growing up and generations, and it is full of humanity and tenderness. It is a story about death, a 'road movie', a ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

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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