The Obedient Wife - O'Faolain, Julia
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Temporarily abandoned by her overbearing husband amidst the chaos and decay of Los Angeles, Carla Verdi tries to run her home and bring up her son along traditional Italian lines. She finds solace in the friendship of Leo, a Catholic priest. 'Obedience', he teaches her, 'was the prime virtue taught in seminaries.' Thus armed with their private loyalties - he to his church, she to her marriage - they are swept towards temptation. 'A writer of stunning quality, a novelist of irony and compassion who observes her American ...

The Obedient Wife 2010, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571259083

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The Obedient Wife 1993, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780881843927

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The Obedient Wife 1985, Carroll & Graf Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780881841978

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The Obedient Wife 1983, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140061680

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Obedient Wife 1982, Allen Lane

ISBN-13: 9780713914672

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