Title: Adult Onset. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2014, ISBN:9780345808271
Seller ID: 108663
MacDONALD, Ann-Marie. Adult Onset. (Toronto): Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (2014). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-384,(6). 8vo, dark grey cloth boards, yellow paper-covered spine, silver lettering to spine. "Mary Rose MacKinnon -- nicknamed Mr or 'Mister' -- is a successful author who has opted to put aside her career in her forties and devote herself to her young family. She lives in a comfortable urban neighbourhood with her partner, a busy theatre director, and their two children, trying valiantly and often hilariously to balance the demands of (mostly) solo parenting with the needs of her relentlessly spry but elderly parents. As a chuld, she suffered from an illness, longsince cured and 'filed separately' in her mind. But as domestic frustratio ns mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms which compel herto rethink her own childhood. Over the course of one outwardly ordinary we ek, Mister's world threatens to unravel, as the spectre of violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her and her children. Crafted withhumour and unerring emotional accuracy, 'Adult Onset' is a contemporary ta le by turns searing and uplifting." - from the dustjacket. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00