Book: One Mother of a Trip by P M Thomascategories: Book, Satire, Drama, Love, Journey, Trip, Car, Generation, Punk, Redemption, Salvation, Forgiveness, Comedy
P M Thomasabout this book: Adapted from my screenplay "In viaggio con mamma" (Journey with Mother) this book tells the comical and at the same time touching story of a mother and daughter, estranged after a cruel and tragic circumstance came between them, bridging a huge gap that is seemingly impossible to fix.
As the pair start drifting further and further apart, the mother, Monika, devises a plan, her only chance to help bring her daughter, Viktoria, back to her is to head off together on a trip from Germany to Austria, hoping during the journey, they can engage in some quality time and her daughter will put aside the past, forgiving her mother for her mistake. A task that proves much easier said than done. Viktoria loathes her mother with a passion, to be stuck in a car with her is the last thing on earth she wants to do. What was meant to be an ideal vacation soon turns into one mother of a trip, full of much colourful banter, generational squabbling, a satire on the modern age, the customs of the youth today and how simpler and better times were back in the good old 1980s, and a quest for forgiveness, redemption and salvation.
At its heart, the book is a love story, not in the conventional means, that shows that everyone of us has the power to redeem ourselves and forgive someone, it's just a matter of realizing it.
It's also a metaphor that we all have a journey to embark on inside, the road may have complications, some twists and turns, but at the end, when we reach our destination, we emerge as a better, enlightened individual.
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