4/7/2021 2:49:00 PM
Elizabeth Marcus is my guest. She is the author of Don't Say a Word: A Daughter's Two Cents.
The book is about Elizabeth's parents, Edna and Leo, a perpetually warring, tyrannical pair in their 80s. They begin wintering In Mexico, where they abandon their usual prudence to embrace adventure and a bevy of sketchy new friends.
Soon, Edna adopts a pair of shyster builders whom she trusts over her own architect-daughter Elizabeth, and a farcical house results. Blithely indifferent to the calamities that result, the pair refuse all help from their too-compliant only child.
Though unique in its loony details, Don’t Say A Word! will resonate with beleaguered adult-children everywhere who will recognize the special misery of watching their parents become taken over by dementia.
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