Wicked Women

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Grove Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
13 Reviews

With Wicked Women, Fay Weldon has created an incisive collection of stories, turning her sharp eye on love, men, therapy, and the myriad of self-deceptions we depend on. Here we meet nuclear scientist Defoe Desmond, a post–Cold War irrelevancy, who is ineptly drawn to a youthful, wily, husband-stealing New Age journalist; three sisters named Edwina, Thomasina, and Davida, who are appalled when their mother finally gives their father a male heir—two years after his death; and Paula, who keeps so still waiting to hear evidence of her husband’s adultery that she does not notice she’s giving birth. Weldon’s world is peopled with therapists who blithely destroy marriages and family ties, husbands and lovers whose greatest cruelty is their detachment, and clever women navigating the perils and pitfalls of domesticity. Her wicked humor and seasoned wisdom are as evident here as always—and tempered by great compassion for the foibles of the human heart.
  

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User Review  - Rena Sherwood - Goodreads

If you didn't suffer from depression before you read this book, you certainly will by the book's end. Very dark short stories about vicious, vicious people. Many of the stories do not have endings ... Read full review

Review: Wicked Women

User Review  - Goodreads

If you didn't suffer from depression before you read this book, you certainly will by the book's end. Very dark short stories about vicious, vicious people. Many of the stories do not have endings ... Read full review

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Contents

TALES OF WICKED MEN
87
TALES OF WICKED CHILDREN
125
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
175
A Question of Timing
221
Santa Clauss New Clothes
259
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