Isabel Burley returns home to look after her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, hoping to find the love she felt she never received as a child. Instead, she finds a lonely, frightened and angry old woman, and they become locked in a deep-rooted relationship of hatred and violence.
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Hegarty also writes under her real name, Frances Fyfield. Isabel Burleyreturns to her remote home to tend to her once beautiful but distant mother,Serena, who's suffering from dementia. Their love-hate relationship creates asense of foreboding and simmering resentment, which is apparent to all whofall into the mother's clutches or try to help the tragic Isabel. Langford'stheater experience is evident as she expresses the misery of everyone touchedby Alzheimer's; the listener overhears both Serena's vulgar insanity andIsabel's need to constantly cajole her mother. Each is rendered superbly inLangford's careful and impressive delivery. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2000,Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140253351