Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - A Way Of Life Like Any Other by Darcy O'Brien

The hero of Darcy O'Brien's A Way of Life, Like Any Other is a child of Hollywood, and once his life was a glittery dream. His father starred in Westerns. His mother was a goddess of the silver screen. The family enjoyed the high life on their estate, Casa Fiesta. But his parents' careers have crashed since then, and their marriage has broken up too. Lovesick and sex-crazed, the mother sets out on an intercontinental quest for the right-or wrong-man, while her mild-mannered but manipulative former husband clings to his memories in California. And their teenage son? How he struggles both to keep faith with his family and to get by himself, and what in the end he must do to break free, makes for a classic coming-of-age story-a novel that combines keen insight and devastating wit to hilarious and heartbreaking effect.

Buy A Way Of Life Like Any Other by Darcy O'Brien from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780940322790
ISBN-10: 094032279X
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 13mm x 127mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: NYRB Classics
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - A Way Of Life Like Any Other by Darcy O'Brien

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Way Of Life Like Any Other book by Darcy O'Brien and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Darcy O'Brien

Darcy O'Brien (1939-1998) was born in Los Angeles, the son of the movie stars George O'Brien and Marguerite Churchill. He attended Princeton and the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of Tulsa. O'Brien's first novel, A Way of Life, Like Any Other, won the PEN/Hemingway award. His books include the novels The Silver Spooner and Margaret in Hollywood, critical studies of James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh, and several other works of nonfiction, among them Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers and The Hidden Pope. Seamus Heaney's first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Books By Darcy O'Brien

Conscience of James Joyce by Darcy O'Brien
Paperback, December 2015
$53.09