The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

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You can choose your friends but you can't choose your mother-in-law. Electra and Adam are living proof that opposites attract. Electra is warm, passionate and creative. She wants to have a baby. Adam is calm, reasonable and very English. He doesn't. Enter the mother-in-law...Cold, critical and snobbish, she disapproves of her son's marriage. And then she moves in with them. Will their relationship survive? This work is a darkly funny, insightful and cautionary tale that will make you question where your loyalties lie.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773247
  • 9780552773249
  • 451,468

Review quote

"Vivacious Greek girl Electra and reserved Englishman Adam are chalk and cheese on paper. Nevertheless, their bond is unbreakable - until his mother arrives on the scene. With sizeable pinches of love, tragedy and humour, this is deliciously satisfying" Cosmopolitan "Engaging, delicately observed and believable story of a young couple's struggle to stay together after his acid mother moves in with them to recuperate from an accident" Good Housekeeping "A witty, fun yet cautionary tale of marriage" OK! magazine "A darkly funny novel about interference, Alzheimer's, Greek Cypriot warmth and several misunderstandings" Bookseller "A whole cacophony of characters from different cultures crowd into this warm and funny novel... A lovely book, rich with snapshots of Cypriot history and culture and an excellent observation of how different families communicate" Candisshow more

About Eve Makis

Eve Makis was born in Nottingham to Greek Cypriot parents, who emigrated to England in the 1960s. After graduating from Leicester University she studied journalism and moved to London to work as a reporter for Middlesex County Press. In 1994 she left London for Cyprus, where she worked as a freelance writer, radio presenter and as a reporter for the London Evening Standard. She returned to England with her Cypriot husband in 2001. They now live in Nottingham with their daughter. The Mother-in-Law is her second novel, her first, Eat, Drink and Be Married, was voted the Young Booksellers International Book of the Year 2005 and is also published by Black Swan. Visit the author's website at: www.evemakis.comshow more

Back cover copy

Electra and Adam are living proof that opposites attract. Electra is warm, passionate and creative. She wants to have a baby. Adam is calm, reasonable and very English. He doesn't. Enter the mother-in-law... Cold, critical and snobbish, she disapproves of her son's marriage. And then she moves in with them. Will their relationship survive? A darkly funny, insightful and cautionary tale that will make you question where your loyalties lie.show more

Review Text

"Engaging, delicately observed and believable story of a young couple's struggle to stay together after his acid mother moves in with them to recuperate from an accident"show more

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54 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (17)
3 22% (12)
2 13% (7)
1 6% (3)
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