Big Girls Don't Cry

Big Girls Don't Cry

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A darkly comic novel features four women who eschew their husbands and their dreary lives to found a publishing house dedicated to "getting even"

Blackwell North Amer
One balmy evening in 1971, an unlikely group of women meet in a cramped living room in the suburbs of London. There's Layla, a sexy, irreverent bombshell; Alice, a serious academic; Zoe, a new mother who's frightened of her feminist-hating husband; Stephanie, a pretty, soft-spoken wife of a womanizing antiques dealer; and Nancy, newly single after leaving her no-sex-before-marriage fiance at their London youth hostel. All twenty-something, all fed up with their lives and their men, they decide to form Medusa, a feminist publishing house.
Big Girls Don't Cry is a comedy in the classic Weldon tradition. Against the backdrop of failing families, husband swapping, and suburban tedium, Big Girls Don't Cry chronicles five women's attempts and failures to create a new life.

Baker
& Taylor

Hailed for her portrayals of the rivalry between the sexes, the author presents a darkly comic novel featuring four women who eschew their husbands and their dreary lives to found a publishing house dedicated to "getting even."

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1998
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871137203
0871137208
Branch Call Number: F WEL
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Big women

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