Various Pets Alive and Dead, Marina Lewycka
For twenty years Doro and Marcus lived in a commune, convinced lentils and free love would change the world. They didn't. What they did do was give their children a terror of radicalism, dirt, cooking rotas and poverty. Their daughter Clara wants nothing less conformist than her own, clean bathroom. Their son Serge hides the awkward fact that he's a banker earning loadsamoney. So when Doro and Marcus spring a surprise on their kids - just as the world is rocked in ways they always wished for - the family is forced to confront some thorny truths about themselves...
From the number one bestselling author of: 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian'.
Various Pets Alive and Dead, Marina Lewycka, good copy
Penguin Books, pocket, 368 pages
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