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The Fat Woman's Joke
The Fat Woman's Joke
Author: Fay Weldon
ISBN-13: 9780897332361
ISBN-10: 0897332369
Publication Date: 5/1995
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Esther comes to the conclusion that "running a house is not a sensible occupation for a grown woman," and Alan's sly secretary, Susan, taps into Alan's longing for attention. Admitting that "status is a great aphrodisiac," Susan plots to manoeuvre Alan into "escaping into a better, richer, honester life." Weldon dissects marital politics and extra-marital affairs unmercifully with her usual savage wit as she follows the swift disintegration of her characters' lives.