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The Wife

(2003)
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Joe and Joan Castleman are on route to Helsinki, Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he will receive and Joan is plotting how to leave him. Their marriage has been careering towards this moment, Joe's chance to bask in the glory of a life dedicated to letters and Joan's final appearance as his adoring wife. For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success. The Wife is an acerbic and astonishing take on a marriage from its public face to the private world behind closed doors. Wolitzer has masterfully created an expose of lives lived in partnership and the truth that behind the compromises, dedication and promise inherent in marriage there so often lies a secret underpinning it all.


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"Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as a tonic." - Allison Pearson


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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-84617-065-6 / 978-1-84617-065-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wife, A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 0-684-86940-3 / 978-0-684-86940-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 0-7862-5768-7 / 978-0-7862-5768-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-78470-988-3 / 978-1-78470-988-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-982110-76-7 / 978-1-982110-76-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-982106-36-0 / 978-1-982106-36-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 0-09-947819-6 / 978-0-09-947819-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 0-7434-5666-1 / 978-0-7434-5666-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-5046-0324-9 / 978-1-5046-0324-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wife: Library Edition
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-5046-0322-2 / 978-1-5046-0322-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-5046-0323-0 / 978-1-5046-0323-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wife
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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November 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Scribner
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