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Riassunto: Thy Mother's Glass takes you to the extraordinary world of Davey Bryant and his mother, Isabella. David Watmough chronicles four decades of Davey's life - from a Cornish farm in the 1920s, to San Francisco for the birth of the Gay Liberation movement - stopping in Paris, Egypt and South Africa along the way. This is an intricate novel about physical and spiritual journeys, sexuality, and a mother and son in search of a better understanding of themselves and each other.
From Kirkus Reviews: Should Davey come out to his mother? That's the only issue in this tedious gay novel, which is stuck uncomfortably somewhere between the old-fashioned reticence of Forster's Maurice and the contemporary ambiance of an Armistead Maupin. A first US publication for this prolific Canadian novelist. The first third of this awkwardly structured novel--a mess of letters, diary entries, and narrative--covers the Bryants' family life in England during 1916-45 from the viewpoints of Davey and his strong-willed mother, Isabella. The latter was a professional working woman who then married a Cornish farmer and bore him three sons; Davey, her favorite, is a precocious chatterbox. Isabella will later drive a London ambulance during WW II and become friends with a Charlotte Churchfield. The two women are ``innocent Sapphists'' who ``do everything together except the bed thing.'' By now, Davey is a young sailor who's been arrested for importuning; though both his parents know of the incident, it's never discussed. Demobbed, Davey meets his first boyfriend and they vacation in Paris, where Davey finds a sugar-daddy who persuades him to study at the Sorbonne. Mama doesn't like it, but once again Anglo-Saxon attitudes prevail, and Davey's new relationship goes undiscussed. A year later, the smug freeloader falls in love with Ken, an American student, and emigrates to the States without taking leave of his doting, check-writing mother. Forward to San Francisco, 1960. Davey, now a journalist and still Ken's lover, is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Isabella, on a round-the-world cruise with Charlotte. How will she react to his gay circle? All goes swimmingly: there's a discreet dinner-party toast ``to the nature of things,'' and Davey realizes that being only half out of the closet suits him just fine. A tempest in a teapot, then, for a quite unlikable guy. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: Thy mother's glass: A novel
Casa editrice: HarperCollins
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Condizione libro: Good. Used - Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 1-T-1-5243
Descrizione libro Toronto, ON: Harper Collins, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. F/NF. Lightly bumped spine ends. DJ has light edge wear and light rubbing. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. SIGNED. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 007003C
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, Toronto, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st. (CAD) First Printing SIGNED BY AUTHOR to the title page, no othermarkigns, Fine (-) in unclipped Near Fine Dj with very light rubbing to high portions of Dj. j. 8vo, charcoal grey bds, burgundy spine, 308pp. A novel of the relationship between Davey and his extraordinary mother. (2.0 JM FO 21/2 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 42283
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Canada, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine, Not Price Clipped. Canadian First. First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 5; signed by David Watmough on the title page with no inscription; minor edge wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000964
Descrizione libro Harper Collins, Toronto, 1992. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine Plus. First Edition, First Printing. A novel by this Canadian author. Inscribed by author on the front free endpaper "for my dear friends / ___ / With the author's love, / David / 1/10/92"; and additionally signed by author on the title page. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 14533
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG000223887X
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 000223887X