The Distinguished Guest

The Distinguished Guest

Book - 1995
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The moving story of a mother and son that touches the deepest concerns about love, art, family, and life

Lily Maynard is proud, chilly, difficult, and has become a famous writer at age seventy-two. Now, stricken with Parkinson's disease and staying with her architect son Alan, Lily must cope with her fading powers as well as with disturbing memories of the events that estranged her from her children and ended her marriage. For Alan, her visit raises old questions about his relationship with her, about the choices he has made in his own life, and about the nature of love, disappointment, and grief. Profound and moving, The Distinguished Guest reveals a family trying to understand the meaning of its life together, while confronting inevitable loss and the vision of an immeasurably altered future.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060930004
0060930004
9780060176730
0060176733
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 25 cm

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