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General Note: Released as a motion picture of the same title in 2018.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Authors' spouses Fiction
Authorship Collaboration Fiction
Marital conflict Fiction
Fiction Authorship Fiction
Married women Fiction
Novelists Fiction
Genre: Electronic book collection.

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The Wife : A Novel
The Wife : A Novel
by Wolitzer, Meg
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The Wife : A Novel


Now a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe-winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer's most beloved books--an "acerbically funny" ( Entertainment Weekly ) and "intelligent...portrait of deception" ( The New York Times ). The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they've kept for decades. The novel opens just as Joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America's preeminent novelists. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop. Important and ambitious, The Wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she's made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. "A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph...Wolitzer's talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high" ( Los Angeles Times ), in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make--in marriage, work, and life.

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