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The Empress of Weehawken (Hardcover): Irene Dische

The Empress of Weehawken (Hardcover)

Irene Dische

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At the end of what is (she cannot help observing) an extraordinary life, Elisabeth Rother has decided to write her memoirs. She brushes aside her narrow escape with her Jewish husband from the Nazis, and the perilous voyage to the New World of New Jersey. The subject that really consumes her is the waywardness of her impossible daughter, Renate, and her granddaughter, Irene. Renate performs autopsies on the bodies of politicians whom death has harvested in the nighttime arms of their mistresses. Worse, she sleeps on unironed sheets. Irene drops out of school to roam the world, refuses to correct her nose with plastic surgery, and shows alarming signs of enjoying sex. What is to be done with such women?
A curiously touching love letter to the difficult but sustaining love of mothers and daughters, "The Empress of Weehawken "is a masterpiece of comedy with an unexpected lilt of redemption at its close.


Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2007
First published: August 2007
Authors: Irene Dische
Dimensions: 217 x 142 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 307
ISBN-13: 978-0-374-29912-5
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-374-29912-9
Barcode: 9780374299125

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