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The Summer Without Men

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'Some time after he said the word pause , I went mad and landed in the hospital. He did not say I don't ever want to see you again or It's over , but after thirty years of marriage pause was enough to turn me into a lunatic.' When Mia Fredrickson learns that her husband is having an affair, she suffers a brief breakdown then retreats to her childhood town and her mother's embrace. Alone in a rented house, she rages and fumes and bemoans her sorry fate. Slowly, however, she is drawn into the lives of those around her: her mother and her close friends who face their twilight years with zest and in one case, playful subversion; her young neighbour with two small children and a loud angry husband; and the adolescent girls in her poetry workshop whose scheming and petty cruelty carry a threat all their own. Over the course of the summer, Mia gains a whole new perspective on her life. By the internationally bestselling author of WHAT I LOVED, this a wonderfully witty, spirited and provocative novel about women and girls, love and marriage, and the so-called war of the sexes.

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Uncorrected proof
Author(s):
Siri Hustvedt
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
13 x 19.8 cms
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1444710532
ISBN-13:
9781444710533
Number of pages:
182
Publisher:
Sceptre
Title:
The Summer Without Men

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Uncorrected proof.

'Some time after he said the word pause , I went mad and landed in the hospital. He did not say I don't ever want to see you again or It's over , but after thirty years of marriage pause was enough to turn me into a lunatic.' When Mia Fredrickson learns that her husband is having an affair, she suffers a brief breakdown then retreats to her childhood town and her mother's embrace. Alone in a rented house, she rages and fumes and bemoans her sorry fate. Slowly, however, she is drawn into the lives of those around her: her mother and her close friends who face their twilight years with zest and in one case, playful subversion; her young neighbour with two small children and a loud angry husband; and the adolescent girls in her poetry workshop whose scheming and petty cruelty carry a threat all their own. Over the course of the summer, Mia gains a whole new perspective on her life. By the internationally bestselling author of WHAT I LOVED, this a wonderfully witty, spirited and provocative novel about women and girls, love and marriage, and the so-called war of the sexes.

Added value:
Uncorrected proof
Author(s):
Siri Hustvedt
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
13 x 19.8 cms
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1444710532
ISBN-13:
9781444710533
Number of pages:
182
Publisher:
Sceptre
Title:
The Summer Without Men

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