How many women can you fit into one body? A novel of split personalities.
A marriage, its breakdown, and a perforated heroine: one woman, many faces, many personalities, and more emerging: a crumbling house, and the rooms of that house (which in our dreams are aspects of the self). Any more trauma and it’s all over!
Sir Edwin Rice has decided to divorce Lady Angelica, ex-rock star. She has behaved intolerably. He petitions the Court to set him free. Angelica fights back. She is not what he thinks – but then what woman ever is? Angelica takes a job as secretary to her husband’s divorce solicitor – only to find one false personality leading to another. How is she to find herself: amongst good wife Angelica, Angel the tart, Jelly the secretary, all-male Ajax, Angela the hopeless – and only one body, albeit a beautiful one, to go round between the lot of them?
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‘No matter how duff you are feeling, it would be hard to read this novel and not feel a new woman (or even a new man?) afterwards. Splitting is a shout of triumph about a woman who does more than survive, and its anger is tempered by mirth. Weldon has reinvented herself as a modern Restoration comic. Her story has a seventeenth-century savagery, witty and calculating sexuality.’
‘Stirs wit and sorrow into a literary cauldron of mischief, power and justice.’
Jelly White, secretary extraordinaire; Lady Rice, soon to be divorced wife of Sir Edwin; Angel, promiscuous to a degree; Angelica, ex-kinky virgin who gave birth to them all…
The events in Fay Weldon's latest novel are set in motion when Sir Edwin Rice institutes divorce proceedings against his wife and she, agonised, disguises herself and takes a job as secretary to his divorce lawyer, libidinous Brian Moss.
Daring and deliciously shocking Fay Weldon's 'Splitting' is a riveting listen!
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