The Old Romantic

The Old Romantic

Book - 2011
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Estranged from the gruff parents who blame him for their divorce, Nick enjoys life with his attractive wife and teenage daughter until his father's belief in his imminent death forces a haphazard attempt at reconciliation.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9781594487798
1594487790
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dean
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Old romantic : a novel

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jeanner222 Jul 10, 2013

Nick Goodyew has not been in contact with his parents for 20 years or so. The family is reunited when Nick’s father, Ken, becomes obsessed with death. So begins the craziness. . .

After meeting with his angry father, Nick is forced to examine his past and present. Who is he? How can he be related to Ken? What does he need to do in order to not end up like his father?

Though it’s mostly quiet and kind of depressing, Nick’s journey leads readers to a happy and warm place and leaves us with hope and a laugh or two.

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bluehydrangea
Jul 22, 2012

Very funny. Louise Dean is a marvellous writer and there are laugh-out loud moments here. It's a book with heaps of sympathy for its characters, and depth as well. Recommended!

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amandacross3
Jul 12, 2012

didn't read

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