The Wife / Meg Wolitzer.
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- ISBN: 9781416584889
- ISBN: 1416584889
- ISBN: 9781448180516
- ISBN: 1448180511
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
- Publisher: [New York] : Scribner, 2007.
Released as a motion picture of the same title in 2018.
The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. Joan's husband, Joseph, is one of America's preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop. From this opening, Meg Wolitzer flashes back to 1950s Smith College and Greenwich Village and follows the course of the marriage that has brought the couple to this breaking point -- one that results in a shocking revelation.
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