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Published by Arcadia in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Africa -- Social conditions -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

Winner of the independent forgeign fiction prize 2007.

StatementJosé Eduardo Agualusa ; translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ9929.A39 M8513 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination356 p. ;
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23915127M
ISBN 101905147783
ISBN 109781905147786
LC Control Number2009482169

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But MY FATHER’S WIVES shows a light hand, an easygoing look at middle-age anxiety and confusion that is often ignored for greater sturm and drang in literary fiction. This is a book that should’ve come out in the summer, as it's short and fun to read, with moments of real emotion buoying up the floating boat of humorous anxiety that.   Book overview. This Hardcover First Edition of My Father's Wife has been personally Autographed by Mike ively Made Available at The co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike follows up his New York Times bestseller All You Could Ask Forwith this poignant story of one man’s search to understand himself, his marriage, and his father.   My Father's Wives. About the Book My Father's Wives. by Mike Greenberg. Jonathan Sweetwater has been blessed with money, a fulfilling career, great kids and Claire, his smart, gorgeous, sophisticated wife. But there is one thing Jonathan never had: a relationship with his father.   My Father's Wives (Book): Greenberg, Mike: A man who has everything, except a good relationship with his deceased father, tracks down his father's five ex-wives in an effort to understand more about himself.

Two weeks in the life of a man who caught his wife in flagrante delicto—or did he?. When Wall Street executive Jonathan Sweetwater returns home early—an unlikely occurrence since he's usually jetting around the country at the beck and call of Bruce, a hoops-obsessed CEO who likes to go one-on-one on private NBA-caliber courts—he hears the unmistakable sound of a tryst emanating from a Author: Mike Greenberg.   My Father's Wives, a more ambitious book and on a much larger canvas, shares the preoccupation with perfidious truths and benevolent lies, the . Whilst Wives and Daughters isn't my favourite Elizabeth Gaskell, I loved the insight in to 19th century domestic life, especially the customs, relationships and descriptions of rural living. Our heroine, Molly Gibson, is unassuming and quiet, yet has an inner steely determination and steadfast values that I /5. Forgery, resurrection, and history were Agualusa’s concerns; he devised a lyrical voice for the gecko that drew the reader into an engagement with what decades of strife had created. In My Father’s Wives a missing father is used as a base from which to explore Angolan and personal identity. Here, Agualusa has deepened and expanded his concerns.