The battle of the sexes hasn’t ended – it’s just moved to suburbia. Now Olivia Goldsmith returns to the trenches in a new novel as unforgettable as The First Wives Club.
Michelle has a perfect marriage, a perfect house and a perfect life in middle-class Westchester – until she finds out how her husband has been paying for it all.
Her friend Jada has worked too hard to become the first black woman bank manager in their town, as well as a wonderful mother and homemaker, to let her lay-about husband take it all away from her. But can she stop him?
Angie is their lawyer – and she knows exactly what they’re going through. Married just a year ago, she’s been shell-shocked to find out about her wealthy, Ivy League husband’s extra-marital activities. Can she help herself, as well as helping her friends?
Let down by their men and by the law – now all they have is each other. Moving, funny and angry, this is the story of how a friendship formed in adversity helps Michelle, Jada and Angie fight back.
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The women in Olivia Goldsmith novels always share the same unfortunate affliction: they have been dumped on by men--usually from a very great height. Following this formula, Young Wives is rather like her best-seller The First Wives Club (the film of the book starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn), set a decade earlier.
Three women from different walks of life, with different styles and different tastes, with the usual common denominator: dishonest, lazy, arrogant, selfish, good-for-nothing husbands (choose adjective to fit).
Angie is a lawyer about to celebrate her first wedding anniversary to her drop-dead-gorgeous, perfectly groomed, Ivy-League catch. Except the catch has a catch of his own to drop--and it's not exactly conducive to a long and happy marriage.
Michelle and Jada meanwhile are best friends, in spite of their many differences. Beautiful, long-legged blonde Mich is happily married to Frank whose role is to provide. Everything. Mich and her two children want for nothing. Jada, the only black career girl in the neighbourhood, is married to Clinton, an unemployed builder who can't even raise the enthusiasm to finish the kitchen floor. As the sole breadwinner, Jada is forced to work longer and longer hours to provide for her three kids.
It's not long before the worms turn. And, just like those First Wives, our Young Wives have a whole lot of avenging to be doing. Thankfully though, it really doesn't matter whether or not you have previously read or seen Olivia Goldsmith's work. Young Wives stands on its own as a ripping yarn, overflowing with characters so real you feel like you know them--or want to know them. Almost double the size of the average novel, this is a book you will make excuses to stay home and read. It's also a film waiting to happen... --Carey Green
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