Wicked Women

Wicked Women

A Collection of Short Stories

Book - 1995
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In Wicked Women, a 1997 New York Times Notable Book of Year and her most celebrated collection of stories ever, critically acclaimed Fay Weldon brings her bracing wit to bear on men, love, therapy, marriage, parenting, and the myriad self-deceptions and half-truths that oil the wheels of "civilized behavior".

In these twenty madcap tales we enter Fay Weldon's world, peopled with therapists who blithely destroy marriages and Family ties, husbands and lovers whose greatest cruelty is their indifference, and clever women navigating the perils and pitfalls of domesticity. In lucid and finely honed prose, Fay Weldon serves up our greatest denials and most imprudent compromises. Her wicked humor and seasoned wisdom are as evident here as always -- and tempered by great compassion for the foibles of the human heart.

Publisher: London : Flamingo, 1995
ISBN: 9780002239219
0002239213
Branch Call Number: FIC/WEL

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Jun 08, 2017

This collection of stories is a little uneven. Some stories seem quite dated.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Sharp, funny stories of wicked women, men and children. This is classic Weldon -- a very readable, ironic, literate style with right-on observations and her usual dose of magic.

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