Trouble Cover


By Fay Weldon

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140159165, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1994

Annette Horrocks has every reason to be happy. She lives in a lovely London house with her devoted husband, Spicer; her first novel is about to be published; and after ten years of trying, she is finally pregnant. But Spicer is cruel and distant. He used to dismiss psychiatry, yet now he spouts New Age astrology and accuses Annette of murdering his inner child. Worse, Annette's friend Gilda discloses that Spicer is having an affair. Annette thinks she is going mad, and that's not even the end of it.

Trouble is fay Weldon's bracing, enticing return to the vengeful mode of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil--and a reminder that, while marriage has been a nightmare through the ages, now husbands have psychiatrists to make it worse.

About the Author
FAY WELDON is an English novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who, at the age of sixteen, lived in a grand London townhouse as the daughter of the housekeeper. In addition to winning a Writers' Guild Award for the pilot of the original "Upstairs Downstairs, " she is a Commander of the British Empire whose books include "Praxis", shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; "The Heart of the Country, " winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize; "Worst Fears, " shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award; and "Wicked Women, " which won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. She lives in England.

Praise For Trouble

"Weldon writes as if she were Virginia Woolf and Roseanne Arnold joined at the hip literary and off the wall. Everything is perfect."
Anne Roiphe, Mirabella

"A fiercely funny tale of nuptial betrayal"
Chicago Tribune

"Impossible to put down A wickedly splendid showcase of Weldon's genius with dialogue and satire on modern culture, proving once again that she is a virtuoso of dark humor and dangerous wit"
San Francisco Chronicle

"A tough, funny, smart, and ultimately moving novel"
New York Newsday