9780897332361

The Fat Woman's Joke

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  • ISBN13:

    9780897332361

  • ISBN10:

    0897332369

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-05-01
  • Publisher: Academy Chicago Pub
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Summary

Esther Wells goes on a diet and the scales fall from her eyes. Depriving themselves of fatty foods, both husband and wife have new perspectives on each other, and the process is one of slow destruction of their marriage.
Esther tells in flashback, from the depths of her basement apartment in Earls Court, the history of her marital disaster - in between her consumption of chocolate cake, tinned fruit, sweet sherry and a host of other high-calorie goodies.
This novel examines the role of Womanhood. The time is the mid-sixties when sex role stereotypes are being examined and rejected, and Fay Weldon's book reflects the passions, humor, and anger of an era when women's self-analysis entailed a good deal of disruption. This novel depicts the rage and outrage of that traumatic era.

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