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review Bettyville Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB A una giovane donna bionda bella sempre al volante della sua Impala grande giocatrice di bridge pianista eccellente e vede ora una vecchia signora in ovvia sofferenza fragile ma ben decisa a fare le cose a modo suo dalle sedute dal parrucchiere alla cura dell’obsoleto arredamento di casaLa comunicazione tra i due spesso spassosa sempre originale è però resa difficile da ualcosa che non è mai stato detto il silenzio sull’omosessualità del figlio imposto dal padre e necessario nella piccola comunità dell’America rurale non ha però intaccato la corrente emotiva c. Funny and touching memoir about the relationship between a mother and son The mother Betty is a feisty old bird of ninety who is in failing health in Missouri Her son George is a book editor in New York City who has just lost his job He comes home ostensibly for a few weeks or months to help care for his widowed mother while a neighbor who watches out for Betty recovers from surgery George thinks Betty who in the early stages of dementia should be in an assisted living facility Betty is suspicious of George s intentions and has no intention of leaving her home and she sure doesn t want to ask anyone for helpGeorge narrates the story which is eually about Betty and about himself maybe even a little bit TOO much about himself my only minor complaint George constructs his portraits by piecing together stories and scenarios from their past and present so the narrative does jump around a bit although I didn t find it distracting at all The story is given added poignancy by the fact that George is gay something never openly acknowledged by George or his parents to each other And Betty so heartbreaking as she struggles so very hard to hang on as everything begins to fade around herSomething I especially loved about this book was its strong sense of place both in terms of location rural America and New York City and time George is a boomer so I lived these years along with him I also found many memorable observations and uotes that I would have loved to have highlighted had I read this on my KindleIf you have an aging parent or if you are an older person like me you many find this especially moving and terrifying if you enjoy books about family dynamics there is plenty to explore here and lots to think about Well done


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