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The author of the book: Wayne Johnston
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Edition: Vintage Canada
Date of issue: May 6th 2014
ISBN: 0345807901
ISBN 13: 9780345807908
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Longlisted for the Giller Prize and a national bestseller from one of Canada's most acclaimed, beloved storytellers: The Son of a Certain Woman is Wayne Johnston's funniest, sexiest novel yet, controversial in its issues, wise, generous and then some in its depiction of humanity.
     Percy Joyce, born in St. John's, Newfoundland, in the 50s is an outsider from childhood, set apart by a congenital disfigurement. Taunted and bullied, he is also isolated by his intelligence and wit, and his unique circumstances. Soon on the cusp of teenagehood, Percy is filled with yearning, wild with hormones, and longing for what he can't have--wanting to be let in...and let out. At the top of his wish list is his disturbingly alluring mother, Penelope, whose sex appeal fairly leaps off the page. Everyone in St. John's lusts after her--including her sister-in-law, Medina; their paying boarder, the local chemistry teacher, Pops MacDougal; and...Percy.
     The Son of a Certain Woman brilliantly mixes sorrow and laughter as it builds toward an unforgettable ending. Will Pops marry Penelope? Will Penelope and Medina be found out? Will Percy be lured into the Church? It is a reminder of the pain of being an outsider; of the sustaining power of love and the destructive power of hate; and of the human will to triumph.


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Contradictory. On the one hand, it pulls in and on the other ...

JAMES

A charming book, a lot more!

ELIZA

It was a surprisingly interesting book. Very highly recommended.

ALEXANDER

The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

DAISY

A cozy book that teaches small things, happiness, in detail!




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