The Summer without Men (Paperback)
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The Summer without Men (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/06/2011
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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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444720259

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“An acquired taste”

Foudn this book quite tricky to get through even though it was very short. Saw it reviewed and publicised widely so thought i would like it but found it a bit of a chore. I wanted to finish it so i could see how the... More

Paperback edition
11th August 2011
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“The characters didn't involve me”

Written in the first person and at times addressing the reader directly, ‘The Summer Without Men’ introduces us to Mia whose husband Boris is taking a pause in their marriage to have a fling with a co-scientist after... More

Hardback edition
19th October 2011
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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Didn't enjoy 'like austen' reference”

Hustvedt confused me, as our damaged heroine babbled her way to sanity.
Through interuptions of her sex logs we get a version of woman in the 3 ways; maiden; mother and crone. These were well portrayed but I found the... More

Paperback edition
28th July 2011
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