Downhill all the way,
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This review is from: Worst Fears (Hardcover)
Starting with the death of a beloved husband, in the hands of most writers this would be a low point, from which the life of the main character, a successful and attractive actress, could only go on up. It doesn't. Her entire existence, circle of friends, career, economy and marriage turn out to be based on a tissue of lies, not one of which she had suspected. The downward slide is remorseless and sustained, bearable only because she observes it rather than suffering from it, bobbing on the surface of the maelstrom and most of the tome, faintly amused by her predicament. I enjoyed her company all the way. If there are such strong and independant women in the Arts, I want to meet them. I suspect, however, that Fay Weldon has invented another stereotype to serve as the ideal for lesser mortals.