The End of Eve

The End of Eve

A Memoir

eBook - 2014
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At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy endings don't always last. If it's not one thing, after all, it's your mother. Her name is Eve. Her epic temper tantrums have already gotten her banned from three cab companies in Portland. And she's here to announce that she's dying. 'Pitifully, Ariel,' she sighs. 'You're all I have.' Ariel doesn't want to take care of her crazy dying mother, but she knows she will. It's the right thing to do, isn't it? And, anyway, how long could it go on? 'Don't worry,' Eve says. 'If I'm ever a burden, I'll just blow my brains out.' Amidst the chaos of clowns and hospice workers, pie and too much whiskey, Ariel's own ten-year relationship begins to unravel. Darkly humorous and intimately human, The End of Eve redefines the meaning of family and everything we've ever been taught to call 'love.'
Publisher: [United States] : Hawthorne Books : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9780989360418
0989360415
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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gingerbeer
Nov 16, 2015

This darkly funny memoir reveals the chaotic and frantic life of Ariel Gore as she tries to care for her demanding and difficult dying mother while her own life unravels. It is heart-breaking and hopeful, painfully beautiful and unflinchingly authentic.

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