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The End of Eve

A Memoir

Gore, Ariel

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The End of Eve
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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: Portland, Oregon :, Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts,, [2014]
ISBN: 0986000795
9780986000799
Branch Call Number: 306.874 G6661e 2014
Characteristics: 239 pages ;,23 cm

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Join the discussion on Nov. 15, 2014. 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 al... Read More »

Ariel is right where she wanted to be in life, then her mother Eve shows up.
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