Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander

Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander


'Extremely funny, weirdly touching and acute about families' - Guardian


'Daring, provocative and controversial . . . a work of genius' - Scotsman


'I devoured it in one sitting . . . I recommend you dig in' - The Times


Seventh Seltzer has done everything he can to break from the traditions of the past, but in his overbearing, narcissistic mother's last moments, she whispers in his ear the two words he always knew she would: 'Eat me'. This is not unusual, as the Seltzers are Cannibal-Americans, a once proud and thriving ethnic group, but for Seventh, it raises some serious questions. Of practical concern, she's six-foot-two and weighs over t