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  • Published: 2 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781446484265
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Uncoupling

Tender yet wickedly intelligent summer reading from Anne Tyler's naughty little sister

What if every woman in town suddenly went on strike?

For the people of Stellar Plains, the staging of a new school production of an Athenian drama coincides with a mysterious cold wind that blows into houses and into hearts, stilling passion and cooling sheets. As the play moves into dress rehearsal and discontent simmers, opening night cannot come a moment too soon...

  • Published: 2 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781446484265
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent), The Wife (‘has you howling with recognition’ Allison Pearson), The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner) and 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). Most recently, The Interestings was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City.

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Praise for The Uncoupling

Delightful and heartbreaking

David Baddiel, The Times

Her writing is effortlessly readable

Lucy Scholes, Sunday Times

A novel that tingles with playfulness and wicked observation


There are lots of sharp insights on the generation gap, the pseudo-intimacy generated by the internet, and American high-school life; Wolitzer displays perfect comic timing in her awkward chats between jocular teachers and mortified teens


Highly entertaining and a serious page-turner. Wolitzer's humour and language create a compelling read


The Uncoupling is wittily done, with an attention to the minutiae of lives worthy of John Updike

Christina Koning, The Times

There aren’t many writers who manage to handle bedroom scenes as blithely as comic novelist Meg Wolitzer… In a novel that tingles with playfulness and laugh-out-loud observation, she poses questions about long-term intimacy and the death of desire

Emma Hagestadt, Independent

This is a gentle novel about gentle things...a delight to read

Hermione Hoby, Observer

Thoughtful and touching, The Uncoupling is also very funny

Jincy Willett, Scotsman

Endearing light comedy

Carla McKay, Daily Mail

Reminiscent of early Margaret Atwood, this is the poignant story of a spell that compels the women in a suburban town to refuse sex with their men

Sunday Telegraph

Her prose is elegant and her humour nicely pitched

David Evans, Independent on Sunday

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