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The Wife

Meg Wolitzer


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PUBLISHED: 26th July 2018
ISBN: 9781784709884
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For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success.
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  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 26th July 2018
ISBN: 9781784709884
ANNOTATION:
For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success.

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For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success.

Publisher Description

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE coming in September 2018 starring GLENN CLOSE

A husband. A wife. A secret. Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman.

Joe and Joan Castleman are on an aeroplane, 35,000 feet above the ocean. Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he is about to receive and Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success.

The Wife is an acerbic and astonishing take on a marriage from its public face to the private world behind closed doors. Wolitzer has masterfully created an expose of lives lived in partnership and the truth that behind the compromises, dedication and promise inherent in marriage there so often lies a secret...

Author Biography

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels- The Uncoupling ('tingles with playfulness and wicked observation' Independent); The Position ('one of the best and most human books I've read all year' Erica Wagner); The Ten-Year Nap ('as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike' Chicago Tribune) and, most recently, The Interestings. She is married with two sons and lives in New York City.

Review

"Hilarious and touching" -- Erica Wagner The Times "Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as tonic" Allison Pearson "It's funny, and it's brilliant, and I press it on everyone I know" -- Rachel Cooke BBC Radio 4, A Good Read "A triumph of tone and observation, The Wife is a blithe, brilliant take on sexual politics" -- Lorrie Moore "With a great lightness of touch, Wolitzer's novel satirises American literary circles of the Seventies and Eighties and traces the generation of wives who poured their own creative energies into "stoking the fires" of their husbands' reputations" -- Emma Hagestadt Independent

Product Details

Author
Meg Wolitzer
Pages
224
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1784709883
ISBN-13
9781784709884
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publication Date
2018-07-26
Subtitle
Discover the critically acclaimed novel behind Glenn Close's Oscar nominated performance