The Spa

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"It is the week between Christmas and New Year's, and ten high-achieving ladies are gathered at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking to rejuvenate themselves with Botox, aromatherapy, and all-around pampering. They lounge around in the Jacuzzi, sipping champagne and telling each other the story of their lives: the Trophy Wife's tale of her spell in a Greek prison; the Brain Surgeon's story of twins and mistaken identity; and the Judge's sex change, which allowed him to explore the pleasures of the bedroom from both male and female perspectives. The
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Overview

"It is the week between Christmas and New Year's, and ten high-achieving ladies are gathered at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking to rejuvenate themselves with Botox, aromatherapy, and all-around pampering. They lounge around in the Jacuzzi, sipping champagne and telling each other the story of their lives: the Trophy Wife's tale of her spell in a Greek prison; the Brain Surgeon's story of twins and mistaken identity; and the Judge's sex change, which allowed him to explore the pleasures of the bedroom from both male and female perspectives. The manicurist, the public speaker, the journalist, the company director, the ex-vicar's wife, and the screenwriter all share their stories, ending with the stepmother's tale - a reversal of Cinderella's fate, with the stepmother as the victim." Fay Weldon offers a glimpse of the despairs and dalliances of a set of high-powered women who have burned paths through - and sometimes been burned by - their worlds and the men within them. The Spa is a darkly funny book of confessions from ten women who, despite prejudice, imprisonment, domestic catastrophes, and romantic debacles, have risen to the top of their respective worlds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802144058
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    Cover is Best Thing About this Book

    Using a title and cover design to hook readers is underhanded. You expect to get something more engaging than what you do. While a summary of the lives of each woman is interesting on the surface, albeit boring at many times, the author does not delve into any of the characters in depth. The reader is not even able to connect with main character at a deeper level because you still don't get a sense of who she is in her daily life outside the spa. What's going on? What are the juicy details? And you never hear her story, not even at the end. It doesn't leave something to be desired, it creates disappointment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

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    By the time I finished, I wanted my time back. Characters uninteresting and completely not likeable. Some chapters were un-readable (almost written in stream of consciousness), others just totally without merit. Complete waste of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

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    The Spa The only thing good was the cover - otherwise, B O R I

    The Spa

    The only thing good was the cover - otherwise, B O R I N G ! ! !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Hi

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Ugg!

    A total waist of time! I wanted a refund after i read this. No detail, no depth. Terrible. This book should be free.

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