Mantrapped

Mantrapped

eBook - 2007
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Mantrapped is a dazzling new work that continues Fay Weldon's critically acclaimed memoir, Auto da Fay, and tells the story of a woman down on her luck. Trisha is forty-four and at the end of her rope: creditors are coming and boyfriends have long left. Then, one day, on the stairs above her local dry cleaner, she bumps into the dashing Peter Watson, an editor for the local newspaper. After brushing past each other, they mysteriously and instantly swap souls. Peter looks down to see himself housed in Trisha's much curvier form, and Trisha discovers she's newly equipped with hairy legs and a six-pack. Mixing humor, imagination, and insight, Mantrapped proves that Weldon is still the best at writing about the sexes.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
ISBN: 9780802199263
0802199267
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

What would happen if a young, handsome, successful man switched bodies with a ditsy, struggling middle-aged woman? And what would his ambitious wife do with this odd pair who end up in her home? Exploring her fictional heroes’ predicaments, Weldon inserts episodes of her autobiography. This curious hybrid demonstrates once again her talent for reinvention, all the while poking fun at her own shortcomings and keeping us tremendously amused.

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Sep 24, 2012

If you like Fay Weldon you will love this book. It has her usual wry observations delivered with a one-two punch that will leave you laughing. The parallel story telling is a little unusual but she does a good job of keeping the reader straight and the technique adds to the book. The premise of the fiction story is odd and unbelievable, but don't let it stop you from picking this one up.

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