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By Ann-Marie MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0345808290

ISBN-13: 9780345808295

From the acclaimed, bestselling writer of two cherished classics, grownup Onset is a strong drama approximately motherhood, the darkish undercurrents that holiday and carry households jointly, and the facility and pressures of affection.

Mary-Rose MacKinnon--nicknamed MR or "Mister"--is a winning YA writer who has made sufficient from her writing to semi-retire in her early 40s. She lives in a snug Toronto neighbourhood together with her associate, Hilary, a hectic theatre director, and their 2 childrens, Matthew and Maggie, attempting valiantly and sometimes hilariously to stability her artistic targets with household calls for, and many of the demanding situations that (mostly) solo parenting provides. As a toddler, Mary-Rose suffered from an sickness, lengthy when you consider that cured and "filed separately" in her brain. yet as her frustrations mount, she reports a flare-up of forgotten indicators which compel her to reconsider her stories of her personal early life and her dating along with her mom and dad. along with her international threatening to resolve, the spectre of household violence increases its head with harmful implications for her existence and that of her personal young ones.

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Solo torsoli di lattuga romana, scarti di cicoria, un pacchetto trasparente con dei chiodi dentro nuovi di zecca, un centimetro da carpentiere con la targhetta del prezzo ancora attaccata... un paio di mocassini vecchi con i buchi sotto la suola. Infilati nei mocassini c’erano i calzini a rombi che proseguivano con i pantaloni di fustagno marroni stretti in vita da una cinta logora. Sopra i pantaloni una giacca di lana vecchia e lisa sotto i gomiti, dalla quale usciva una camicia di flanella rossa e marrone.

Ma sembrava che la cosa non gli bastasse. «Ma guarda un po’? » disse Luca. Graziano si girò. E proprio in quel momento anche le ruote posteriori della Multipla montarono sul marciapiede. Poi all’improvviso l’auto, che sembrava un grosso insetto famelico che aveva individuato la preda, accelerò e puntò dritto verso la vetrina della cassa di risparmio. Il muso sfondò la porta a vetri e la macchina balzò prepotente dentro la banca in una pioggia di vetri. Ruggendo travolse Graziano e cozzò contro il banco di legno della cassa.

Il notaio aveva incrociato le mani davanti al petto e guardava Rocco. «Allora... sono tutto per lei». �Ragioniere Mario Iatta» disse. Sul viso del notaio non passò nulla. Il nome del povero ragioniere non gli diceva niente. Continuava a guardarlo. ». �Mario Iatta... Mario Iatta... ». �Comprò nell’80 e nell’85 tre case in tutto. E tutte e tre le volte lo fece qui nel suo studio». Il notaio annuì. «Nell’80 avevo 30 anni. Era ancora vivo papà». ». �No, Alberto. Salvatore era papà, appunto. Se n’è andato nel ’96.

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