The Lost Son

The Lost Son

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Returning home after abandoning her son and lover, Ellen sets off an emotional torrent of family conflict during which all three express their feelings of outrage, abandonment, rejection, pain, and vulnerability

Blackwell North Amer
Powerful gusts from family fission sweep us into The Lost Son. Having decided men's problems are too far gone for help, Ellen has left Redmond, her lover of twelve years, and Nick, her sixteen-year-old son, and struck out on her own. Redmond was a wide spot in the road, Ellen repeats to herself, nothing more. Leaving him was as clean a getaway as a getaway gets. On the other hand, what she should say to her son is beyond her, so when she calls up and Nick answers, silence does the talking.
Pushing his characters to the wild edge of themselves, Brent Spencer allows their voices to tell an unsettling and unforgettable story. Ellen, Redmond, and Nick are the exploded American nuclear family, crucifying one another for all the things life didn't deliver, blaming each other for every wound - including the self-inflicted ones - and hopelessly tangled up.

Baker
& Taylor

Returning home twelve years after abandoning her son and lover, Ellen sets off an emotional torrent of family conflict during which all three express their feelings of outrage, abandonment, rejection, pain, and vulnerability. Tour.

Publisher: ARCADE PUBLISHING, 1995
Edition: New York
ISBN: 9781559702669
1559702664
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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