From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Ten-Year Nap comes a provocative and dazzlingly witty new novel about female desire. When the elliptical new drama teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Stellar Plains, New Jersey, chooses for the school play Lysistrata – the Aristophanes comedy where women stop having sex with men in order to stop a war -a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women. One by one, throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don’t really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and the men become, by turns, unhappy offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their partners, their shared history, and their sexual selves in a new light. Written with the sly humor and piercing intelligence that readers have come to expect from Meg Wolitzer, THE UNCOUPLING tackles a difficult subject head-on and makes it funny, riveting, and totally fresh – and in the process gives readers the chance to see their own lives through her insightful lens.
About the Author: Meg Wolitzer is the author of seven bestselling novels, which have been called “hilarious” with “comic timing that never wavers” (The New Yorker), “savagely witty” (The Boston Globe) and a “delicious pleasure” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer). One of her most recent novels, “The Position”, was long-listed for The Orange Prize, and called “one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year” by The Times of London.