The Uncoupling (Compact Disc)

By Meg Wolitzer, Angela Brazil (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781609981839

Publication Date: April 12, 2011

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
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Description

When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata--the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war--a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women. One by one, throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light.


About the Author

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