The Summer Without Men

Hustvedt, Siri

£8.99

When Mia Fredricksen learns that her husband is having an affair, she suffers a brief breakdown then retreats to her childhood town and her mother’s embrace. Alone in a rented house, she rages and fumes and bemoans her sorry fate. Slowly, however, she is drawn into the lives of those around her.

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After Mia Fredricksen’s husband of thirty years asks for a pause – so he can indulge his infatuation with a young French colleague – she cracks up (briefly), rages (deeply), then decamps to her prairie childhood home.

There, gradually, she is drawn into the lives of those around her: her mother’s circle of feisty widows; the young woman next door; and the diabolical teenage girls in her poetry class. By the end of the summer without men, Mia knows what’s worth fighting for – and on whose terms.

Provocative, mordant, and fiercely intelligent, this is a gloriously vivacious tragi-comedy about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old war between the sexes.

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Weight 0.162 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1.5 cm
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Paperback

Pages

216

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

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General – Trade / Code: K