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The Question Hardcover – 1 Jun 1998

3.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st BCA Edition edition (1 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002256479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002256476
  • Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,474,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anyone expecting sweet-as-saccharin writing from actress and cake-baker extrordinaire Jane Asher will be sorely disappointed in The Question--a stylish, acerbic novel which treats its topics of betrayal and revenge with a caustic wit that is at once aggressive and intense in its execution. The glacial and detached Eleanor--late fifties, well preserved, hitherto uncomplicated and affluent lifestyle bolstered by the successful career of her husband, childless but content--discovers that her 30-year marriage has been a sham, and as the full impact of John's transgression forces her into action, Eleanor turns into a wilful and calculating shrew hell-bent on revenge. There is never any doubt that Eleanor will make her perfidious husband pay for his misconduct, but Asher's canny treatment of a familiar subject pushes the story to its limit, making it a surprisingly classy and pleasingly unpredictable study of a woman who all but loses her sense of reason to the green eyed monster.

The Question certainly cannot to be compared with the cosy aga-sagas that perhaps one would automatically associate with Asher's familiar public persona. Instead, be prepared to be ambushed by the sharp writing, a plot that tumbles tartly into overdrive from the very first line, and the dramatic twist that shapes the ultimate, pungent and shockingly cruel ending.--Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Acclaim for The Longing:

‘If Jane Asher were not already famous, this book would make her so… here, at last, is a star who can write’
Daily Express

‘Her book is topical, emotion-charged… grips from the first page… Asher brilliantly lays bare the torment endured by the unintentionally childless’
Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

‘Thought-provoking, polished and professional’
The Times

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