Weldon, Fay.

ISBN 10: 0670841463 / ISBN 13: 9780670841462
Published by New York: Viking, 1992. dj, 1992
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First US printing. A novel of art, sex and love. SIGNED on the title page. Dustjacket designed by Michael Ian Kay and Melissa Hayden features a photograph of Michaelangelo's David, with a discreetly placed wraparound band. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 19969

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Publisher: New York: Viking, 1992. dj

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Leslie Beck, a well-endowed widower, haunts the lives of four married women in a tale of the infidelities and secrets of marriage from the best-selling author of Darcy's Utopia. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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'This is Weldon at her most wicked.' - Elle

'Full of scandal and the joy and guilt of sex.' - Oxford Mail

'Weldon struts her more robust stuff.' - Vogue

'She can tease, tantalise and scandalise better than any other writer today.' - Financial Times

'Bleak, too, and full of wisdom that goes beyond the conventional view and the received idea.' - Cosmopolitan

'Here is Weldon witty, ingenious, outrageous, absorbed in sexual currents, leaping from character to character or year to year with the sure-footedness of an Alpine chamois. Weldon has precisely captured the atmosphere of a time and a final exchange of power. Grim stuff, and Weldon doesn't pull her punches.' - Scotsman

'Everywhere is the unmistakable zippiness of her narrative style.' - Daily Telegraph

'A scathing indictment of rampant seedshedding and moral vanity. Through the voices of women Beck has seduced, Weldon joyously wields the scalpel.' - Woman's Journal

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