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by Fay Weldon
A savagely satirical tale of marital revenge. Madeleine wants revenge: Madeleine wants to be remembered: Madeleine wants love. Who doesn't? Madeleine is ex-wife of and chief persecutor to Jarvis, the architect. Why not? She hates him. Hilary is their daughter, growing fatter and lumpier every day under Madeleine's triumphant care, witness to the wrongs her mother suffered. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1976)
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At first, the style of writing in this book thew me completely and I just couldn't get into it at all. But something about the pure, and often brutal honesty, of the characters kept me hooked...and I'm very glad that it did as it rapidly turned into a really interesting read. There was a point in the book where I thought to myself "every character in this is vile" and I was surprised at the emotion Weldon managed to summon from me. It was a good, intriguing read that explored death in an honest ...more
Fay Weldon CBE is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism. In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves trapped in oppressive situations caused by the patriarchal structure of British society.More about Fay Weldon...