Fiction Fay Weldon Leader of the Band

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Leader of the Band

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9780670824403: Leader of the Band

Starlady Sandra leaves her boring husband and her successful television show to run off with a sax player and seek adventure, determined to have it all

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Fay Weldon is well-known at home and abroad as a novelist, playwright, critic and screenwriter, several of whose novels have been adapted for film and television, including THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL. For more information about Fay and her work, visit her website: http://www.fayweldon.co.uk.

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In prose as lively and runaway as her heroine, Weldon ( The Hearts and Minds of Men ) weighs love and lust against the impulse to have children. "Starlady Sandra" is a popular TV astronomer, famous for discovering the new planet, Athena. At 42, childless, and married to a conventional barrister, Sandra runs off with Mad Jack, trumpet-playing hero of the title, after a single, tempestuous sexual encounter. On a gig in France, Sandra and Jack spend every spare moment in bed--or any approximation--continually "remaking the universe." But over the buzz of sexual gratification, Sandra hears the beat of her biological clock, and reconsiders her origins--her mother is institutionalized for insanity while her father, a Nazi doctor, was tried at Nuremberg and executed for his experiments--and her related decision not to procreate. The novel, to which three short stories written by Sandra are appended, is, like its protagonist, a little scattered, but is vintage Weldon nonetheless--a wickedly delightful explication of those female truths she bares so well.
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