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The Widow's Children

(1976)
A novel by

 
 
On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit in a New York City hotel room, drinking scotch-and-sodas and awaiting the arrival of three guests: Clara, Laura's timid daughter from a previous marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant brother; and Peter, a melancholy editor whom Laura hasn't seen for over a year. But what begins as a bon voyage party soon becomes a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. From the hotel room to the tiny restaurant to which the five embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, has died of a heart attack that morning. Intense and unerringly observed, The Widow's Children is a tour de force from the incomparable Paula Fox.

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Hardback Editions

1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Widow's Children
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 0-525-23377-6 / 978-0-525-23377-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE WIDOW'S CHILDREN
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 0-00-729141-8 / 978-0-00-729141-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Widow's Children
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 0-00-715037-7 / 978-0-00-715037-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Widow's Children: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 0-393-31963-6 / 978-0-393-31963-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Widow's Children
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 0-86547-251-3 / 978-0-86547-251-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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January 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Widow' s Children
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 0-380-01791-1 / 978-0-380-01791-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Mass Market
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Widow's Children: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Fox
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Widow's Children
Author(s): Paula Fox
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Widow's Children: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Fox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA