1st publication 2010.
Weldon's 29th novel is a wickedly witty and prophetic portrait of the possible future of capitalism. It is the imagined life of Frances, Weldon's actual younger sister who did not survive her birth.
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|Grouping Title||chalcot crescent|
|Grouping Author||weldon fay|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-04 01:21:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-20 03:57:14AM|
|available_at_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|display_description||By 2013, capitalism has collapsed in Europe, and England has turned to protectionist policies, communal farms, and an intrusive National Unity Government that feeds its citizens National Meat Loaf and monitors people by street-corner CiviCams. In this bleak near-future, Frances Prideaux, once a successful writer of feminist novels and a proud product of the era of sexual liberation, is rehashing the sins of her past. As bailiffs try to repossess her house, Frances tells the story of her life--how she married her sister's boyfriend; rejected her stepson Henry, the revolution's creepily austere leader; and squandered her fortune and influence--and tries to keep tabs on her grandson, Amos, who is busy plotting against the government with his cohorts from Redpeace.|
|owning_library_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|owning_location_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|subject_facet||Capitalism -- Fiction|
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Women -- Conduct of life -- Fiction
Women authors, English -- England -- London -- Fiction
|title_full||Chalcot Crescent / Fay Weldon|
Conduct of life
Women authors, English