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Riassunto: This novel by the author of "The Game Player" and "Hot Property" tells the story of two New York couples and the effect a first child has on their marriages. It presents, during the first five years of each child's life, the dramatic changes each parent must undergo.
From Publishers Weekly:
With insight and candor, Yglesias recounts five years in the lives of two yuppie couples, to whom parenthood occasions typical tribulations and discouraging self-assessments. Byron's birth exacerbates the problems between Diane and Peter Hummel (she's a Yale-educated corporate lawyer, he's a wealthy fundraiser for the arts). While she foolishly tries to be super-mom, wife and professional, she also puts pressure on Byron to excel, attempting to enroll him in an elite school and forcing him to play the violin. Peter withdraws from them both after Byron's presence activates long-dormant memories of his icily aloof mother. Investment counselor Eric Gold, obsessed by the humiliation of his father's business failures, frantically pushes himself to produce substantial earnings for his wife Nina and their son Luke. Her imagined inadequacies torment Nina, especially when she cannot soothe Luke, whose colic makes him infuriatingly uncontrollable. This is a vivid description of how rearing a first child can conjure up neurotic fears, which must be resolved before parents can nurture their offspring. Yglesias has abandoned the cynicism that infused Hot Properties; this new novel is deeply felt and thought-provoking. $75,000 ad/promo; Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild featured alternate.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: Only Children
Casa editrice: Trafalgar Square
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Codice libro della libreria mon0002719915
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR008055377
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 23/03/1989, 1989. Condizione libro: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Codice libro della libreria 6545-9780747503309
Descrizione libro -. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Only Children This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780747503309
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Used: Good. good overall condition, sent next working day from the u/k. Codice libro della libreria 0620ESU3C6A
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: good. 431 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00747503303-G
Descrizione libro Trafalgar Square 1989 Paperback, 1989. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex Library. Book has lost its shape 528 pages. Codice libro della libreria 299220
Descrizione libro Trafalgar Square 1989 Paperback, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. 528 pages. Codice libro della libreria 766127
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Press, London, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very good+. First edition thus. Codice libro della libreria 5248
Descrizione libro Trafalgar Square, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. "The joys of Motherhood. Are they all one great lie?" In carefully orchestr ated, parallel stories of two New York couples and their sons from birth th rough age five, Yglesias explores this and other contemporary parenting iss ues. The story moves carefully between the Golds and the Hummels in a sort of literary counterpoint that becomes more staccato in the second half of t he book. Educated professionals with good incomes, both sets of parents hav e excellent intentions but are crippled by emotional "baggage": they are ad ult children ("only children") themselves. The children are unusually brigh t, but their development, like their parents', is impeded by complex psycho logical issues. Yglesias writes with insight, showing how true adulthood co mes with self- awareness, pain, and understanding. Definitely recommended. Codice libro della libreria RWARE0000012648