Wife 22: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
- Publish Date: 2013-02-12
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Melanie Gideon
A skillful blend of pop-culture references, acidic humor, and emotional moments. It will take its rightful place . . . alongside Helen Fieldings Bridget Joness Diary, Anna Maxteds Getting Over It, and Allison Pearsons I Dont Know How She Does It.Library Journal (starred review)
Alice has been married to her husband, William, for twenty years. Though she can still remember the first time they met like it was yesterday, these days she finds herself posting things on Facebook that she used to confide to him. So when shes invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, she finds that all her longings come pouring out as she dutifully answers questions under the name Wife 22.
Evaluating her responses is Researcher 101, who seems to listen to her in a way that William hasnt in a very long time, and before she knows it, she finds herself trying hard not to e-flirt with him. Meanwhile, her elderly father is chatting on Facebook, her fifteen-year-old daughter is tweeting, and everything in her life is turning upside down.
Wife 22 is a hilariously funny, profoundly moving, and deeply perceptive novel about the ways we live and love in this technological age, from a dazzling new voice in fiction.
An LOL Instagram about love in a wired world.People
Vibrant, au courant, and hilarious . . . brilliant!Adriana Trigiani