The Spa

The Spa

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Baker & Taylor
A group of ten high-powered, accomplished ladies gathers at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking to rejuvenate themselves--through Botox, aromatherapy, and general pampering--and telling one another the stories of their lives.

Perseus Publishing
Fay Weldon is renowned for her biting humor and devilish prose. In her latest novel, The Spa , Weldon offers a glimpse of the despairs and dalliances of a set of high-powered women who have burned paths through?and sometimes been burned by?their worlds and the men in them. It is the week between Christmas and New Year’s and ten high-achieving ladies are gathered at the expensive Castle Spa. They lounge in the Jacuzzi, sipping champagne, and telling each other the story of their lives, starting with the trophy wife’s tale of her spell in a Greek prison; the brain surgeon’s tale of twins and mistaken identity; the judge’s tale of a sex change that allowed him to experience pleasures from both male and female perspectives. The manicurist, the public speaker, the journalist, the company director, the ex-vicar’s wife, and the screenwriter all share their stories, ending with the stepmother’s tale, a reversal of Cinderella’s fate, with the stepmother as the victim. Sparkling, witty, always sharp-tongued, and occasionally libidinous, The Spa is a darkly funny sketch of a group of women who, despite prejudice, imprisonment, domestic catastrophes, and romantic debacles, have risen to the top of their respective worlds.


Blackwell North Amer
It is the week between Christmas and New Year's, and ten high-achieving ladies are gathered at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking to rejuvenate themselves with Botox, aromatherapy, and all-around pampering. They lounge around in the Jacuzzi, sipping champagne and telling each other the story of their lives: the Trophy Wife's tale of her spell in a Greek prison; the Brain Surgeon's story of twins and mistaken identity; and the Judge's sex change, which allowed him to explore the pleasures of the bedroom from both male and female perspectives. The manicurist, the public speaker, the journalist, the company director, the ex-vicar's wife, and the screenwriter all share their stories, ending with the stepmother's tale - a reversal of Cinderella's fate, with the stepmother as the victim.
Fay Weldon offers a glimpse of the despairs and dalliances of a set of high-powered women who have burned paths through - and sometimes been burned by - their worlds and the men within them. The Spa is a darkly funny book of confessions from ten women who, despite prejudice, imprisonment, domestic catastrophes, and romantic debacles, have risen to the top of their respective worlds.

Baker
& Taylor

In the week between Christmas and the New Year, a group of ten high-powered, accomplished ladies gathers at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking to rejuvenate themselves--through Botox, aromatherapy, and general pampering--and telling one another the stories of their lives.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780802118646
080211864X
Branch Call Number: FICTION WELDON
Characteristics: 329 p. ; 22 cm

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Aug 24, 2013

much too explict. almost porn.

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