Host Family

Host Family

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Daisy and Henry Lewis have been married for twenty years. They live near Harvard University where they have long served as a host family for its International students. With the departure of their son for college the empty nest turns into a gaping hole. Henry starts calling himself Henri, spattering his conversations with au contraires and mais ouis. She should have seen "it" coming. On the night they win the Host Family award, Henry tells Daisy over sushi that their marriage is finis. Daisy tries to pick up the pieces by falling in love with a parasitologist named Truman Wolff who finds extraordinary similarities between the behaviour of tapeworms and humans. But just as life is regaining some equilibrium, the arrival of a devastatingly good-looking Italian student shakes up the symbiotic combinations and challenges everything Daisy and believes about the meaning of family and the meaning of love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 19mm | 251g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753812940
  • 9780753812945

About Mameve Medwed

Mameve Medwed has written short stories in addition to her other novel, Mail. She is married with two sons, and teaches fiction writing in Cambridge, Massshow more