The Wife

The Wife

Discover the critically acclaimed novel behind Glenn Close's Oscar nominated performance

by Meg Wolitzer

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/2004

RRP  $19.99 $19.50
Joe and Joan Castleman are on route to Helsinki, Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he will receive and Joan is plotting how to leave him. Their marriage has been careering towards this moment, Joe's chance to bask in the glory of a life dedicated to letters and Joan's final appearance as his adoring wife. 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 underpinning it all.
ISBN:
9780099478195
9780099478195
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-2004
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x14mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent), The Wife (‘has you howling with recognition’ Allison Pearson), The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner) and 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). Most recently, The Interestings was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City.

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