Sequel to The Life and Loves of a She Devil. Tyler is a new kind of 'heroine'. He's an ultra-confident, twenty-something man. But he won't be satisfied with his life until he can transition into the ultimate symbol of power and status: a woman... In Fay Weldon's 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil , women fought men for power and won. But in 2018, the fight continues on a new front... Ruth Patchett, the original She Devil, is eighty-four and keen to retire. She has worked hard to make the world as she wants it: women triumphant, men submissive. Now she is tired. Her business is done. The mantle of power and influence is up for grabs. Who can take up the role? Valerie Valeria, hot-shot millennial and Ruth's PA, is ready and eager to inherit...
Fay Weldon is now recognized as one of our most important and distinctive literary voices. She published her first novel, A Fat Woman's Joke, in 1967, and has gone on to write over thirty works. In 2001, she received a CBE for services to literature.
'A kind of coda to a brilliant literary career ... The satire is neat and very funny ... A politically incorrect novel that is at the same time deliberately indecorous in a way that will make anyone feel like a prude if they object to a comedy as swaggering in its confidence and as subtle in its observation as this ... Obviously the work of a genius' Sydney Morning Herald. 'I suspect Weldon couldn't care less about political correctness ... for her, it's all literary mischief' i newspaper. 'Fay Weldon's new novel is certain to be a bestseller' Catholic Herald. 'A delight to read. Each chapter has a hilarious heading, revealing Weldon's affinity with the pre-Romantic tradition of Sterne and Swift' Irish Times. 'Scalpel-sharp and laceratingly funny' Good Housekeeping. 'Weldon's amused defiance is irresistible' Mail on Sunday. 'It's good to have Fay Weldon back, poking the hornet's nest of modern feminism with her sly eye' Daily Express. 'A bawdy controversial read' Woman & Home. 'Fay has been incredibly vocal about transgender issues, and her new book features her trademark black humour - and some shocking twists' Closer. 'A brilliant black comedy' Mail on Sunday Event magazine. 'One of our very best writers' The Sunday Times. 'Funny, waspish and acute ... A fierce retrospective on the achievements of the women's movement - and its cost - and a defiant hurrah for grumpy old women' The Times. 'She's a queen of words. A tribal elder' Caitlin Moran. 'Elegantly written, sharply perceptive and fantastically good fun' Daily Mail.
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