The Fat Woman's Joke

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In flashback and from the depths of her basement apartment in Earls Court, Esther describes the history of her marital disaster—in between her consumption of chocolate cake, tinned fruit, sweet sherry, and a host of other high calorie confections. Funny, bizarre, and painful in equal doses, this novel, like her other works Down Among the Women and Female Friends, examines the role of womanhood. The time is the mid 1960s when sex role stereotypes were being examined and rejected, and The Fat Woman's Joke ...
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Overview


In flashback and from the depths of her basement apartment in Earls Court, Esther describes the history of her marital disaster—in between her consumption of chocolate cake, tinned fruit, sweet sherry, and a host of other high calorie confections. Funny, bizarre, and painful in equal doses, this novel, like her other works Down Among the Women and Female Friends, examines the role of womanhood. The time is the mid 1960s when sex role stereotypes were being examined and rejected, and The Fat Woman's Joke miraculously reflects the passions, humor, and anger of an era when women's self analysis entailed a healthy dose of disruption. Weldon depicts the rage and outrage of that era while examining the interplay of pain and humor that so often characterizes changing romantic relationships.

A marital disaster told in flashback by Esther Wells, while she consumes chocolates, canned fruit, sweet sherry and any other fattening food she can find.

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"Fay Weldon gives an acute, comical analysis of the ordinary acts that precipitate marital crises... and makes the much belabored "role of woman" thing into a witty, crackling commentary." — Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897332361
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,196,671
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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    Posted November 9, 2014

    Stupid Stupid

    A really disappointing book. I am a child of the 60s & spent many years in England but these stories, while cohesively blended, are alien.

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