A Hard Time to Be a Father

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jun 28, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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‘Sparkling, sharply observing, insights delivered with a light touch that puts us in a good mood, however dark the comedy’ Spectator

Here are nineteen glittery new tales about the way we live now, as lovers, partners, children, parents. Or alone.

Stories of passion, desire, and necessary restraint;
of the near future, the recent past;
of old habits, new technology;
of won’t-be mothers and would-be fathers;
of houses, ancient and modern.

Stories, in fact, to enlighten us to the true and timeless nature of the human condition in this the new age of self-knowledge.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Nineteen new stories from Weldon (Wicked Women, etc.) that, even when fragmentary, sizzle with intellectual energy and acerbic wit. Weldon is noted for her tales of the war between the sexes, a war ... Read full review

A Hard Time to Be a Father: Stories

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this collection of short stories, Weldon (Big Girls Don't Cry, LJ 8/98) presents 19 vignettes of extended, blended, related, and unrelated relatives and their struggles to maintain or terminate ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Fay Weldon is one of Britain’s leading writers. She was born in England and raised in New Zealand. Her novels and short stories achieve bestseller status around the world and are awarded great critical acclaim. Her film and TV work wins enthusiastic viewers by the million, world-wide. She lives and works in London.

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