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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...

  • Pub date: 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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