When a marriage meets a therapist…
Annette and Spicer make a perfect pair: he thirty-nine, wide-shouldered, square-jawed, and often likened to Harrison Ford; she slight, fair, delicately featured, and sometimes likened to Meryl Streep. He with a son (Jason, eleven) from a previous marriage, she with a daughter (Susan, thirteen) from a ditto. He and she, after ten years, expecting their own baby. But on this, the first day of the rest of their blissful lives, Spicer fails to kiss Annette goodbye as he leaves for the office.
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‘Meet the shrink from hell – alternately laughing and gasping, the reader follows Annette out of the pit and into the daylight…’
‘Weldon scythes her way like a flymo…’
Times Educational Supplement
‘Affliction works like a slow-burning fuse…’
Independent on Sunday
‘It has crackling dialogue, tremendous pace and a monstrous husband called Spicer…’
'Annette,' said Spicer to his wife ten years after the beginning of heir relationship and five months into her pregnancy, 'I won't be able to come with you to the Clinic this evening. I have matters to attend to that are more important.' And so begins the destruction of everything sure and certain in Annette's life.
In her most explosive novel to date, Fay Weldon reveals with passionate intensity, the horrifying power of therapy as both Spicer and Annette learn what both the past, and the stars, say about them and their partnership. Fact or fiction, truth or falsehood, the listener has to incredible pace to the denouement.
"Meet the shrink from hell! – alternately laughing and gasping, the reader follows Annette out of the pit and into the daylight…"
"This brief, ferocious novel moves at a pace you would hardly believe…"
Weldon scythes her way like a flymo…"
TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
"Her most passionate book…"
"Affliction works like a slow-burning fuse…"
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"Weldon writes as if she were Virginia Woolf and Roseanne Arnold joined at the hip. She is literary, well-read, totally in control, sharp as a needle and off the wall…"
"It has crackling dialogue, tremendous pace and a monstrous husband called Spicer…"
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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 180 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007291728
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007291724 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0981668