The Uncoupling

By Meg Wolitzer
(AudioGO, Compact Disc, 9781609981839)

Publication Date: April 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2011 Indie Next List
“I loved this story of a suburban high school community - students, parents and teachers - who are adversely affected when the drama department decides to stage a production of Lysistrata by Aristophanes, a play in which women withhold sex in order to stop war. Wolitzer turns her sharp, sometimes dark wit on the people of Eleanor Roosevelt High School with both bitingly funny and surprisingly poignant results”
-- Terry Lucas, The Open Book, Westhampton Bch, NY


As with her bestselling The Ten-Year Nap, Wolitzer tackles another riveting, relevant issue for women's lives. When the new drama teacher chooses to stage the Greek play Lysistrata—in which women swear off sex to stop a war—a similar spell affects the high school community, forcing everyone to look at their sexual selves in new light.

About the Author

Meg Wolitzer is the author of eight previous novels, including The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife.

Conversation Starters from


  1. Think about the women in the novel. Each of them reacts to the loss of desire in a different way. How does each woman's reaction reflect the stage of life she is in? Which woman do you think is the most changed at the end of the novel?

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