Thursday, September 22, 2005

Fay Weldon’s
She May Not Leave (2005)

“BE careful who you invite into the bosom of your homeshe may never leave .... The new novel from Fay Weldon, the writer who knows women better than they know themselves.”

WELDON Fay [1931-] Novelist, short-story writer, playwright. Born Franklin Birkinshaw in Barnt Green, Birmingham, England. NOVELS She May Not Leave (2005); Mantrapped (2004); The Bulgari Connection (2001); Rhode Island Blues (2000); Big Women (published in the U.S. in 1998 as Big Girls Don’t Cry) (1997); Worst Fears (1996: shortlisted for the 1996 Whitbread Novel Award); Splitting (1995); Affliction (published in the U.S. as Trouble) (1993); Growing Rich (1992); Life Force (1992); Darcy’s Utopia (1990); The Cloning of Joanna May (1989); Leader of the Band (1988); The Heart of the Country (1987: winner of the 1989 Los Angeles Times Book Award); The Rules of Life (with illustrations by Amanda Faulkner) (1987); The Hearts and Lives of Men (1987); The Shrapnel Academy (1986); I Love My Love (1984); The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1983); The President’s Child (1982); Puffball (1980); Action Replay (1980); Praxis (1978: shortlisted for the 1979 Booker Prize for Fiction); Little Sisters (1978: published in the U.S. in 1977 as Words of Advice); Remember Me (1976); Female Friends (1975); Down Among the Women (1971); The Fat Woman’s Joke (1967: published in the U.S. in 1968 as … And the Wife Ran Away) STORIES Nothing to Wear and Nowhere to Hide (2002); A Hard Time to be a Father (1998); Wicked Women (1995: winner of the 1996 PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award); Angel, All Innocence (1995); Moon Over Minneapolis or Why She Couldn’t Stay (1991); Polaris and Other Stories (1985); Watching Me, Watching You (1981) CHILDREN’S Nobody Likes Me! (illustrated by Claudio Muñoz) (1997); Party Puddle (illustrated by Carol Wright) (1989); Wolf the Mechanical Dog (illustrated by Pat Leyshun) (1988) NONFICTION Sacred Cows: A Portrait of Britain, Post-Rushidie, Pre-Utopia (1989); Letters to Alice: On First Reading Jane Austen (1984) ESSAYS Godless in Eden (1999); Fay Weldon’s Wicked Fictions (edited by Regina Barreca) (1994) MEMOIR Auto Da Fay (2002) BIOGRAPHY The Lady is a Tramp: Portraits of Catherine Bailey (1995); Rebecca West (1985)


Blogger Leon Wing said...

I read Auto Da Fay some time back and was amused and entertained by accounts of her life. She also has another book Mantrapped, which she incorporates some of these accounts, interweaving them into the fictional plot of a man who switched body with a woman when they passed each other on some stairway. I think you would enjoy that book.

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