About this book
After a 30 year marriage, Mia's husband asks for a 'pause' to indulge his infatuation with a young French colleague. Raging deeply, Mia retreats to her prairie childhood home and is gradually drawn into the lives of her mother's circle of feisty widows, the young woman next door and the diabolical teenage girls in her poetry class. Provocative, mordant and fiercely intelligent, this is a vivacious tragi-comedy about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old war between the sexes.
An exhilarating tragicomedy about the war of the sexes and what makes women tick by the internationally bestselling author Siri Hustvedt.