A husband. A wife. A secret. Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman.
Joe and Joan Castleman are on an aeroplane, 35,000 feet above the ocean. Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he is about to receive and Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success.
The Wife is an acerbic and astonishing take on a marriage from its public face to the private world behind closed doors. Wolitzer has masterfully created an expose of lives lived in partnership and the truth that behind the compromises, dedication and promise inherent in marriage there so often lies a secret...
"Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as tonic"
About The Author
Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels: The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent); The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner); The Ten-Year Nap (‘as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike' Chicago Tribune) and, most recently, The Interestings. She is married with two sons and lives in New York City.