The Lives of Women

Author(s): Christine Dwyer Hickey

Fiction - Contemporary

Following a long absence spent in New York, Elaine Nichols returns to her childhood home to live with her invalid father and his geriatric Alsatian dog. The house backing on to theirs is sold and as she watches the old furniture being removed, she is taken back to a summer in the 1970's when she was almost sixteen and this small out-of-town estate was an enclave for women and children while the men are mysterious shadows who leave every day for the outside world. The women are isolated but keep their loneliness and frustrations hidden behind a veneer of suburban respectability. When an American divorcee and her daughter move into the estate this veneer begins to crack. The women learn how to socialise, how to drink martinis, how to care less about their wifely and maternal duties.


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General Fields

  • : 9781782390053
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : April 2015
  • : 210mm X 148mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 288