House Mother Normal by B. S. Johnson

"House Mother Normal" is a unique and experimental novel that provides a deep exploration of the lives of eight elderly individuals living in a nursing home. The book is written from the perspective of each character, including the house mother, with each narrative providing a detailed account of the same events from their individual viewpoints. The novel uses various innovative techniques to depict the mental and physical deterioration of the characters, offering a profound and empathetic insight into the world of the elderly and the often overlooked challenges they face.

The 2265th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 150

Since this book was first published in 1971, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 150.0.

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