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  • Author:
    John Lanchester
  • ISBN:
    077104609X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0771046094
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  • Publisher:
    Emblem Editions (July 29, 2008)
  • Pages:
    384 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Ethnic & National
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Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Of the many books on the strange shelf of family histories, Family Romance is one of the best I've read, for its sleuthing and its subtlety, its revelation of family passions and oddities, and most of all, family secrets and multiple identities. John Lanchester is the author of The Debt to Pleasure (winner of the Whitbread and Hawthornden prizes) and Mr. Phillips. Raised in Hong Kong, he now lives in London with his wife and sons.

Family romance : a love story. Family romance : a love story. by. Lanchester, John. Lancaster family, Lanchester, John, British, British, Imperialism. New York : Penguin Books. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by LineK on November 17, 2010.

In his richly told story, John Lanchester brings this dynamic to life, and in the process makes us think about our own family story and about the legacy-emotional, social, intellectual-our parents pass on to us, generation to generation, the bitter with the best. It was only when his mother died that Lanchester realized how little he really knew his parents.

A rather wordy story based on family history in late 1900s John Lancaster the author was born ib 1962 in. . Phillips

John Lanchester is the author of The Debt to Pleasure (winner of the Whitbread and Hawthornden prizes) and Mr.

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The title and subtitle of John Lanchester’s family memoir bear pondering. If Julie hadn’t fashioned this deception, Lanchester eventually realizes in an insight that deserves to be called existential, he might never have been born. An only child, raised in Hong Kong and other postcolonial outposts before being sent to boarding school in Britain at age 10, the author was trained to mistrust strong emotions to the point of never expressing them and, ultimately, never feeling them: for instance, when his grandmother died, and later when he lost his father, whom he regarded as one of the best. Sister Eucharia, at left, and a friend in Madras, India, circa 1949.

Of the many books on the strange shelf of family histories, Family Romance is one of the best I’ve read, for its sleuthing and its subtlety, its revelation of family passions and oddities, and most of all, family secrets and multiple identities.

Family Romance is a beautifully written memoir in which John Lanchester joins the dots of his parents' history .

Family Romance is a beautifully written memoir in which John Lanchester joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets and the shape .

Family Romance, by John Lanchester, is an astonishing true story of family secrets stretching around the world and through . In his first memoir, novelist Lanchester investigates how his parents' life stories shaped him as a writer

John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. In his first memoir, novelist Lanchester investigates how his parents' life stories shaped him as a writer. Born in Hamburg, Germany, raised in Asia and educated in England, he is an only child of an international banker, whose transcontinental origins are equally difficult to categorize, and an ex-nun from Western Ireland, whose former life in the cloister remains a mystery throughout his childhood.

A memoir by the acclaimed novelist The Wall Street Journal called “blessed with a sense of history, a feeling for place, an observant eye for detail, and an elegant no-frills style.”After three acclaimed novels, John Lanchester turns to non-fiction is this absorbing memoir of his family. This is not your standard family whine but a memoir filled with love, insight, and humour – and as always, it’s wonderfully well written and thoughtful. Family Romanceis a book that will make you think about your own family interactions.In their particulars, the Lanchesters were not Every Family. The father was an international banker, the mother a former nun. Yet in the dynamic of family life, their patterns are instantly recognizable. The heart of that dynamic is a built-in tug-of-war: to a young child, a sense of loving protection becomes, as he matures, a set of barriers to be overcome. In his richly told story, John Lanchester brings this dynamic to life, and in the process makes us think about our own family story and about the legacy – emotional, social, intellectual – our parents pass on to us, generation to generation, the bitter with the best.Part detective work, part remarkable evocation of character, Family Romanceis, above all, compelling storytelling.From the Hardcover edition.

Bludsong
I'm still reading this book, but I find it halfway between annoying and interesting. Annoying because the writer is analyzing the person his mother was. I am a mother whose children sometimes tell me what I am thinking or feeling ("I know you're angry" "I know you don't like...") and they're often off the mark. That's a very personal prejudice obviously. The book is very interesting because his mother had a very interesting life, and Mr. Lanchester has been able to talk with his aunts and other relatives to make a rounded picture of the mother he remembers and the woman she was.
Slowly writer
This book is fascinating. John Lanchester delves deeply into his parents' and grandparents' lives, trying to understand his mother's one astounding life-changing choice. He obviously loves and admires his parents deeply. This is not a whiner. He also sees how much he owes to his parents' commitment to his own well-being. You feel their love for him in every page, and it is reciprocated. But on his mother's death he learned something that momentarily stopped his internal family clock. From that moment he began the quest to understand her, to comprehend why she did what she did, and on his way to that goal he dove straight into the heart of compassion. I read it through in one gulp, hurrying to find out what was next and next. But there was so much else about life in his explorations that I have continued to open it at random ever since. Just excellent, in every way.
Dream
An unpleasant reading experience, partly because of the small-minded, self-centered people central to it and also because it could have used some rigorous editing to get rid of the flab. It was a disappointment coming from an often excellent writer. I have no
idea what the title means unless it's ironic.
Undeyn
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - a loving tribute to the Lanchester family. I had the feeling that writing it must have been a cathartic experience for the author, there are many references to his mother's lack of sensitivity and apparent aloofness which is due to unhappiness in her early life as a nun. It is no wonder she had psychological problems which also became problems for her family.

I felt in the end that John was airing his own instabilities and mental problems which he has overcome through therapy. This book would no doubt help anyone who has deep rooted family problems leading to confusion and depression.

A good read - and especially for me being a product of a colonial childhood myself!
sunrise bird
A little wordy, but a wonderful family story showing understanding both of how previous experiences has influence on current behaviors and how responses and similarities develop in the next generation(s). I enjoyed it a lot even though I was not familiar with Irish disowning their children for leaving the convent or the priesthood.

I will read more of John Lancaster's books.
Kelezel
If you're looking for a fascinating memoir, this is it! It's beautifully written and grabs you from the beginning with the promise of dark secrets. I've given this book as a gift to friends who like to read and went to Catholic schools, as that religion plays a major role in the drama.
Tojahn
With an avid interest in my own family history I found this memoir had twists, turns, secrets and stories that changed direction as the story evolved. I was caught at the beginning and fascinated until the last word.
I appreciated the author's thorough research and candidness. My 3rd book by this author, who is original, perceptive and often funny.