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When Sophia journeys to Rhode Island to help her eighty-three-year-old grandmother settle into a retirement center, she stumbles upon an assortment of family secrets, falls in love, and uncovers nursing-home fraud.
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Smart, sexy, and infinitely charming, Rhode Island Blues tells the story of Sophia Moore, a loveless and guarded thirty-four-year-old film editor in London who believes her only living relative is her stormy and wild grandmother, Felicity. Troubled by her mother's long-ago suicide and her father's abandonment, Sophia overworks, incessantly contemplates her past, and continues a flat sexual affair with the famous director of her latest film. But when she travels to Rhode Island to help her grandmother settle into a retirement center, she begins to unravel mysteries about her family history that she never knew, while finding relatives she had no idea existed.
Fay Weldon's extraordinary wit lights up every page. Staggeringly beautiful and honest, Rhode Island Blues tells a story of longing, love, and, ultimately, forgiveness, as it holds a magnifying glass to the human heart.
"Weldon's gift for spiking her witty and rompingly entertaining fiction with incisive social critiques flow unabated in her newest novel, a whirlwind drama of sexual politics and family secrets.... Smart and funny, Weldon's boldly plotted and finely crafted tale deftly satirizes our infinite capacity for self-delusion."--Booklist
"Felicity's escapades and Sophia's investigations alike reveal a familiar cast of villains...whose selfishness, greed, and cruelty Weldon's joyously caustic cadences hammer as they frolic and tickle the humorously humane readers she invites us to be."--Kirkus Reviews
Fay Weldon was born in England, was raised in New Zealand, and received her master's in economics and psychology from St. Andrews University in Scotland. She is the author of Big Girls Don't Cry, Wicked Women, Splitting, and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, among many other novels, plays, and two books of nonfiction.About the Author:
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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