"The Life and Loves of a She-Devil", by Fay Weldon

Novel, 1983

Uncompromising, unsubtle parable looking at female stereotypes, suppression and power. All very enjoyable too, with the grotesque and phantasmagoric elements just keeping the narrative on a light, readable trajectory; the book doesn’t so much preach as elegantly scream and gets its point over so forcibly and with charm and simplicity, it’s hard not to see the world through an increasingly twisted anti-heroine’s eyes and knives being twisted once backs have been stabbed. A cracking read.

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