Women's Work Author:Anne Tolstoi Wallach A sheer storytelling triumph, Women's Work is a novel of success, power, and love that is certain to become the year's most compelling pageturner. And Domina Drexler - beautiful and brilliant, a woman who embodies all the drives and desires, conflicts and confusions of talented women everywhere - is a true heroine of the 80s. — Domina is thirty-s... more »even, divorced, and vice-president, creative director of The Potter Jackson Company, a powerful, old-guard advertising agency she has ben with for ten years. She is paid well enough to own a luxurious apartment and send her two teenage children to the best schools, but Domina wants something more. She wants what The Potter Jackson company has awarded men in comparable positions - a senior vice-presidency and membership on the board of directors. Yet her boss, Brady Godwin, a master of every trick of hard-nosed pressure and honeyed persuasion, manages to keep her just one notch below the men at the top.
Frustrated by Godwin's manipulations, Domina becomes dangerously vulnerable to the charms of Roe Rossen, the handsome, dynamic Potter Jackson executive with whom she is working on a big advertising promotion. Despite the many complications of the assignment, they fall in love. Their love grows into a glorious relationship of two successful people who have loved before but failed at marriage. Only the jealousy ad rivalries of others can cast a shadow on their plans and dreams. But strong-spirited and independent Domina has no intention of allowing anyone to come between her, the man she loves, and the success she has worked so hard to achieve.
With penetrating insight, Anne Tolstoi Wallach evokes in shocking detail the glamorous and ruthless world of advertising and vividly portrays women at work on their own destinies. Exciting women, beautiful women, scheming women, women who juggle the demands of jobs, husbands, children, lovers. All of them intricate, fascinating, and believable - women who pulse with life and individuality.
Women's Work is a novel for every woman who wonders what success costs and what success is worth, and for every man who wonders what today's women really want.« less