Annette and Spicer make the perfect pair: he, well-built and likened to Harrison Ford; she, slight and likened to Meryl Streep. But one day, Spicer fails to kiss Annette goodbye as he leaves for the office. The years of marriage shift and change - and the rock of Annette's marriage may be sand.
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'Meet the shrink from hell! - alternately laughing and gasping, the reader follows Annette out the pit and into the daylight...' - Miami Herald
'This brief, ferocious novel moves at a pace you would hardly believe...' - Observer
'Weldon scycthes her way like a flymo...' - Times Educational Supplement
'Affliction works like a slow-burning fuse..' - Independent on Sunday
'Weldon writes as if she were Virginia Woolf and Roseanne Arnold joined at the hip. she is literary, well-read, totally in control, sharp as a needle and off the wall...' - Mirabella
'It has crackling dialogue, tremendous pace and a monstrous husband called Spicer...' - Daily TelegraphAbout the Author:
FAY WELDON is an English novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who, at the age of sixteen, lived in a grand London townhouse as the daughter of the housekeeper. In addition to winning a Writers' Guild Award for the pilot of the original "Upstairs Downstairs, " she is a Commander of the British Empire whose books include "Praxis", shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; "The Heart of the Country, " winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize; "Worst Fears, " shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award; and "Wicked Women, " which won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. She lives in England.
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Book Description Flamingo, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6496148