The Female Persuasion

Auteur: Meg Wolitzer
Uitgever: Random House
  • Engels
  • 9781784742379
  • juni 2018
  • Paperback
  • 462 pagina's
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Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel Belzhar. Wolitzer lives in New York City.


From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.

To be admired by someone we admire - we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.


The Female Persuasion has gone straight into my library of favourite novels ever, on a shelf next to David Copperfield, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Lonesome Dove, and Love in a Time of Cholera -- Nick Hornby 'The novel's timeliness cannot be understated...tight but inclusive, and deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret History and The Marriage Plot... But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda -- Lena Dunham * New York Times Book Review * The Female Persuasion is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * Guardian * Deft and funny...trenchant, clever, displaying a pitch-perfect recollection of the idealism of early adulthood and what life subsequently does to undo it -- Emma Brockes * Guardian * From the very first page of any novel by Meg Wolitzer, you feel in safe hands. She is skilful and confident...she is exceptionally gifted in the neglected craft of a modern-day Edith Wharton, she has an instinctive understanding that tragedy and comedy are different sides of the same coin... How could you fail to love such a writer? -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * sympathetically satirises this complicated landscape of contemporary feminism...warm and witty, and necessary...With affection and generosity, Wolitzer exposes the limits of power through a handful of well-meant lives and she leaves us uneasy. The sense that we may have smashed a glass ceiling, but now are standing in the shards, discreetly bleeding -- Eva Wiseman * Observer * No novelist I can think of has majored on the group portrait with quite such verve, wit and sympathy as Meg Wolitzer -- Ferdinand Mount * Spectator * Wolitzer is an astute observe of cultural nuance, particularly around gender and inequality -- Lucy Atkins * Sunday Times * Wolitzer is an irresistibly charming novelist, a keen, affectionate examiner of society -- Alexandra Schwartz * New Yorker * An ambitious overview of the women's movement...her writing is peppered with wit and her send-up of various sacred cows is often funny -- Kate Saunders * The Times * Ambitious...startlingly perceptive...full of Wolitzer's trademark wit and insight...strong enough to remind us that we can change the world, one woman at a time * Washington Post * There's much more to admire here as the novel ponders friendship, love and parent-child relationships. But in the end, Wolitzer's real gift to her readers is a story that feels both timeless and very much of the zeitgeist. * Daily Mail * The Female Persuasion is...a gripping novel that will stay with you long after you've turned the final page -- Erica Wagner * Harper's Bazaar * A remarkable study of how feminism has evolved over the last thirty years and what it means to be empowered in the 21st century. -- Hailey Maitland * Vogue * Clever and entertaining...incisive without being acerbic, Wolitzer's novel is unpredictably plotted, persuasively observed and often very funny -- Anthony Cummins * Prospect * Begins with a campus assault and evolves into an exploration of intergenerational feminism, steeped in the cultural conversation of today... A deft portrayal of the complexity of human identity. -- Matthew Janney * Culture Trip * The textures of the world Wolitzer describes feel satisfyingly right... Wolitzer holds attention with her warm grasp of character and careful, probing working out of personality under the forces of time and trauma' -- Sarah Ditum * New Statesman * Meg Wolitzer bores into the barbed tangles of contemporary feminism with disarming charm... Captures the ambition and angst of growing up with warmth and wisdom in a book that's at once searingly intelligent and gloriously light. -- Lucy Brooks * CultureWhisper * Meg Wolitzer's tale of feminism's generational differences is much richer than mere polemical tract -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * An effortless read * Stylist *



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