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The Resource The last laugh : a novel, Lynn Freed

The last laugh : a novel, Lynn Freed

Label
The last laugh : a novel
Title
The last laugh
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Freed
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A witty new novel about three self-proclaimed "old bags" who run off to a Greek island ... Since their children left home, Ruth, Dania, and Bess have grown used to living wonderfully free lives. Only now they're beset by children again--this time, their grandchildren. In order to escape, they decide to run away to Greece together for a year. At first, settled on a glorious island, barefoot and contented, they think they've rediscovered the wheel. But then things begin to go awry. Dionysus, a local poet, takes up with Bess, at least until his wife gets wind of things. Dania, a therapist, is being stalked by one of her patients. And Ruth's ex-lover turns up out of the blue, closely followed by the man who lost Bess her fortune. It doesn't help when the children and grandchildren also start turning up whenever they feel like it. As Bess writes in one of Ruth's weekly "Granny à Go Go" columns, this is not an Enchanted April sort of year. Lynn Freed's previous novels have received rave reviews everywhere from The New York Times Book Review ("Makes us laugh while packing, finally, a punch"), to the Los Angeles Times Book Review ("Deeply absorbing and ambitious. Astonishingly vivid"). In The Last Laugh she returns with a beautifully written and funny novel about money, sex, friendship, and the pleasures and perils of children."--
  • "Three women in their sixties go off to live in Greece for a year, only to have their children, grandchildren, and past lovers invade what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.F68
LC item number
L37 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
The last laugh : a novel, Lynn Freed
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021235
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780374286651
Lccn
2016052196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021235
Label
The last laugh : a novel, Lynn Freed
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021235
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780374286651
Lccn
2016052196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021235

Library Locations

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      786 Washington Street, Canton, MA, 02021, US
      42.158579 -71.145156
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