First Edition USA, so stated; First Impression. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows remainder mark at bottom block. Binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows 1/2” triangular tear at lower edge rear face near hinge; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a very handsome copy. This is a REMAINDER, showing a small mark at the bottom edge. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 201pp. Hardback with DJ. The Heart Of The Country by Fay Weldon is a brilliant, surprisingly humorous, bitchy study of adopted and original rural life. Rural industries, agriculture, and yokel identity rub shoulders with antique dealers, long-distance commuters, owners of computer stores and benefit claimants. Pretty normal stuff, I hear you say. The book examines their interactions and relationships, especially how public virtue interacts with private vice.
Good in Good jacket. 0670818755 ex-library with usual markings/mylar jacket; some edge wear to boards; The strikingly inventive British author delivers another biting satire on men's inhumanity to women. Weldon sets the scene in a small town where upper-class Natalie is left suddenly penniless after her husband scarpers with his secretary. Sonia, a woman similarly deserted but accustomed to coping with draconian welfare officials, gives Natalie and her children shelter as well as priceless advice. As local males lust for Natalie's body (and the posh house they assume will come with it), Sonia plans a twist on the annual town carnival, a demonstration hinted at throughout the narrative, and occuring at the novel's horrifying conclusion. This strong story about damaged lives is memorable as well for the lusty humor that makes all Weldon's books irresistible. --Publisher's Weekly.
Cover Art. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. X-Library with usual library distinctions. The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear.................We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by..
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