'Tom and Huck Finn are as immortal as their swashbuckling friendship' Daily Mail
Sharp witty tale about the sexual politics of a marriage from New York Times bestseller and author of the acclaimed The Interestings
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Published: 08 May 2014
Genre: Modern fiction
A Husband. A Wife. Their SecretJoe and Joan Castleman are en route to Helsinki. Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he will receive there, while Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long she has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, whilst quietly being the keystone of his success. But behind the compromises, the disappointment and disillusionment there lies a secret…
Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as tonic
A triumph of tone and observation, The Wife is a blithe, brilliant take on sexual politics
Hilarious and touching
Erica Wagner, The Times
With a great lightness of touch, Wolitzer's novel satirises American literary circles of the Seventies and Eighties and traces the generation of wives who poured their own creative energies into 'stoking the fires' of their husbands' reputations.
Emma Hagestadt, Independent
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Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels, most recently The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent) and The Wife (‘has you howling with recognition’ Allison ...