A Mother's Kisses

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A Mother's Kisses is the story of Joseph, a tall, scattered looking boy of seventeen and his wonderfully indomitable mother, Meg, who is resolved, in the summer after her son's high-school graduation to start arranging his life for him, even going so far as to accompany him to college. A work of roaring comedy and emotional honesty, A Mother's Kisses is a classic of modern fiction.
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Overview


A Mother's Kisses is the story of Joseph, a tall, scattered looking boy of seventeen and his wonderfully indomitable mother, Meg, who is resolved, in the summer after her son's high-school graduation to start arranging his life for him, even going so far as to accompany him to college. A work of roaring comedy and emotional honesty, A Mother's Kisses is a classic of modern fiction.
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Library Journal
LJ's reviewer described Friedman's 1964 farce as a "hugely entertaining, insightful novel" that tells the over-the-top story of a boy's relationship with his clingy, embarrassing mother who wants to be with him even at college. This "story-to-end-all-stories about mother and son relationships" should still be great fun. (LJ 7/64) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Newsweek
Abounds with brilliant scenes and sufficient comic characters to populate a dozen novels, so rich and profligate is Friedman's inventiveness. A marvelously gifted novelist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226264165
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Bruce Jay Friedman is the author of seven novels (including The Dick, Stern, and A Mother's Kisses), four collections of short stories, a number of plays-among them Scuba Duba and Steambath-and screenplays for the movies Splash and Stir Crazy.
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