Finished reading "Travels with My Aunt" by British writer Graham Greene.
This 1969 novel follows a retired bank manager as he travels with his 75-year-old aunt Augusta from Britain to France to Turkey and finally to Paraguay in South America.
Henry Pulling, who has not seen his aunt for 50 years, meets her at his mother's funeral. Augusta invites Henry to her apartment and tells him a bit of family history, including the fact that the woman who was just cremated was not Henry's real mother.
Augusta invites Henry to accompany her abroad. During these journeys Henry discovers Augusta has some mysterious and shady relationships and dealings.
In the end, as it turns out, Augusta is Henry's real mother.
I really enjoyed reading this novel, the first I've completed for the year.
At the rate I'm going, however, I will not match my reading record for last year. I must spend more time to catch up.