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The Uncoupling (Hardcover)

Author:  Meg Wolitzer
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Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 1410437698
ISBN-13: 9781410437693
Sku: 220943401
Publish Date: 6/1/2011
Pages:  379
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From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Ten-Year Nap" comes a funny, provocative, revealing novel about female desire.
From the Publisher:
In the wake of a drama teacher's decision to direct "Lysistrata" for the high school play, the women in the town begin to sexually reject their husbands and boyfriends in ways that force both men and women to reevaluate their views on relationships and sexuality.
Annotation:
The text of a Greek comedy about women who boycott sex to end a war gets loose in a high school in Meg Wolitzer's novel THE UNCOUPLING, spreading a trend of withheld kisses and other bedtime activities throughout the community. Teachers and students alike abstain from husbands and boyfriends, while the lead in the drama club's production of Aristophanes unofficially declares the movement a protest to America's war in Afghanistan. As expected, the women's chastity drives local men to the bursting point, and Wolitzer's hilarious gender satire honors its Peloponnesian roots with a third act that brings the house down and sends feathers flying.

Praise

"While zestfully exploring the nexus between complacency and desire, Wolitzer's hip, glib, impish scenario shrewdly examines the intricate connections between war and sex and perceptively illuminates the power of timeless literature." (starred review) - Carol Haggas 02/15/2011

"Although THE UNCOUPLING is enchanting from start to finish, that owes less to the spell than it does to the way Wolitzer liberally and inventively populates her storytelling. When writers turn to the supernatural, their characters often suffer, losing dimension and I.Q. points as their creators bat them around. But Wolitzer has too much respect for her craft to let this happen. Her characters would be engaging even without that cold, intrusive wind." - Jincy Willett 04/10/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0379
Product attributePublisher:   Wheeler Publishing
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