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The Senator's Wife

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petal2008 Fri 21-Feb-14 10:46:34

Am about a quarter of the way through- nothing is happening!

Do I persevere? Is there some major reveal?

One more chapter and if nothing happens it's going to the charity shop.

mmack Fri 21-Feb-14 18:57:32

If I remember correctly there isn't a major plot twist. It's more a character study. Do you want me to tell you what happens?

MorrisZapp Fri 21-Feb-14 18:59:40

I thought it was a bit rubbish. Something very odd happens at the end but it doesn't really make the slog worth it.

petal2008 Fri 21-Feb-14 21:29:44

mmack go for it.
Got to the bit where Meri is reading Delia's letters and it seems to have jumped back about 25 years now.

I don't mind character driven books but I don't know if I like any of the three characters so far. The young couple are just boring and I presume Delia has got a history but there is nothing that's encouraging me to find out what.

mmack Sat 22-Feb-14 11:19:06


I read this a few years ago so I'm a bit hazy and open to correction. I think it ends with the Senator being back with his wife because he is ill somehow. The neighbour Meri(?) is feeling unattractive after having a baby and something happens between her and the Senator after he watches her breastfeeding. Delia sees this and finally calls time on the marriage. I don't remember what happens with Meri's marriage. I think I mainly remember it because the scene with the breastfeeding is a bit icky.

petal2008 Sat 22-Feb-14 17:25:06

Thanks mmack

Think will give up on the rest of it.

SarahAndFuck Sat 22-Feb-14 21:47:32

mmack is right.

And ****SPOILERS*******

From what I remember, Meri's marriage does survive. She lies about what happened with the Senator and claims that all Delia saw was her breastfeeding in front of him and over-reacted, and her husband believes her.

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