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The Family Clause

Author: Jonas Hassen Khemiri

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‘A bold and remarkable novel…full of heart and compassion’ Dinaw Mengestu A bad-tempered grandfather, now living abroad, is back in Stockholm to see his adult children. The son is a failure, the daughter is having a baby with the wrong man, and their mother is a heartless deserter. Only he, the patriarch, is perfect – according to himself, at least. Over ten intense days, the strained relationships of this chaotic but entirely normal family unfold, and painful memories begin to resurface. Something has to give. But the son is duty-bound to his father by a murky, years-old agreement – can it be renegotiated, or will it bind everyone to the past for ever? ‘The dynamics of each relationship are superbly complex, and Khemiri’s wry, comic touch gives a lightness to the inevitability as the children follow in their father’s footsteps’ Guardian ‘Excellent…the complex portrait of a family that is both identifiable and distinctive, normal and strange’ TLS show more

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Weight 230 g
Author

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Publisher

Vintage Publishing

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

1784709565

Dimensions

129 x 197 x 26

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

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