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    This Party's Got to Stop (Hardback) By (author) Rupert Thomson

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    DescriptionIn his first venture into non-fiction, the celebrated novelist Rupert Thomson has produced one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable memoirs of recent years. On a warm, sunny day in July 1964, Thomson returned home from school to discover that his mother had died suddenly while playing tennis. Twenty years later, Thomson and his brothers get word that their father, who suffered chronic lung damage during the war, has died alone in hospital. In an attempt to come to terms both with their own loss and with their parents' legacies, the three brothers move back into their father's house. The time they spend in this decadent, anarchic commune leads to a rift between Thomson and his youngest brother, a rift that will not be addressed for more than two decades. "This Party's Got to Stop" works Thomson's memories into a powerful mosaic that reveals the fragility of family life in graphic and often heartbreaking detail. It is both a love letter to a lost brother and a chronicle of the murderousness and longing that can characterize blood relationships.


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    Title
    This Party's Got to Stop
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rupert Thomson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 424 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847081629
    ISBN 10: 1847081622
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rupert Thomson is the author of eight highly acclaimed novels: Dreams of Leaving, The Five Gates of Hell, Air & Fire, The Insult, Soft, The Book of Revelation, Divided Kingdom and most recently, Death of a Murderer, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award and by World Book Day for the Book to Talk About 2008. He lives in Barcelona with his wife and daughter. This is his first book for Granta