Wicked Women: A Collection of Short Stories

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Flamingo, 1995 - Short stories, English - 288 pages
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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.

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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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Odd. Short stories about women's behaviour. Read full review

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Contents

In the Great War n
79
Tale of Timothy Bagshott
129
Valediction
166
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Fay Weldon was born and raised in New Zealand. Her novels and short stories best-sell around the world and wherever they go are awarded great critical acclaim. Her film and TV work wins enthusiastic viewers by the million, worldwide.

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