37: A Novel by Maria Beaumont

By Maria Beaumont

At the eve of her thirty-seventh birthday, Fran Clark reveals herself in a job she could by no means have estimated: that of an incredibly determined housewife. As Fran halfheartedly makes an attempt to relaunch her once-vibrant occupation as a voiceover artist and obsesses over maintaining with the ruthless moms' scene at her kid's tuition, she starts off to gain that her thirty-seventh yr isn't really going to resemble the midlife bliss she had imagined. as a substitute, she makes excuses for the truth that she's depressed and ingesting -- much. but if Fran realizes she has failed her kids one too repeatedly, and starts to suspect her husband is having an affair, she is familiar with she has hit all-time low. it's Fran's closest buddies who eventually come to her rescue. She learns to thank them for her salvation -- now not simply because they're there for her, yet simply because she discovers the way to be there for them. Literate and good written, 37 is a searingly intimate and compulsively readable novel, a truly sleek diary of a (not really) mad housewife. packed with acute, frequently bitingly humorous observations approximately motherhood, friendship, and the claustrophobia of suburbia, this pitch-perfect novel will resonate with any lady who has ever been troubled with self-doubt. 37 is Maria Beaumont's 3rd novel. After the mums from her children' college have accomplished together with her, it can be her final.

Show description

Read or Download 37: A Novel PDF

Similar classics books

The Sylph (European Classics)

This ranging epistolary novel follows Julia Grenville, a Welsh attractiveness who understands little of the area until eventually her marriage to the older Lord Stanley. via Julia’s letters to her sister, readers examine extra of Julia’s new lifestyles in London—her untrue husband, her miscarriage, her disillusionment with the town and its models.

A reader's guide to Nabokov's Lolita

(Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and background)

Extra info for 37: A Novel

Example text

I happened to be in the area . . shopping . . you know, for an outfit . . for the party. ” I feel like a spotty, gawky twerp who’s been dared to ask the school hero out on a date. Relax! I tell myself. This is no stranger. And even though he was undoubtedly once the school hero, he is now your husband. ” He speaks slowly, the way the school hero would speak to the school twerp. ” “Oh. ” I peter out as Richard looks past me. I turn to see a woman framed by the doorway. She’s beautiful and shockingly slim.

Wait for me outside. ” We sneak out of the room in full view of everyone but seen by no one. 28 I Q U I T E L I K E M O N DAY S . E S P E C I A L LY O N E S T H AT C O M E after Sundays as crappy as yesterday. I’m doing the laundry. At the washing machine, I go through pockets meticulously. God, I’m good at this. You won’t catch me leaving a scarlet paper napkin in a pair of jeans and turning an entire wash pink . . er, like I did two weeks ago. I pick up the pants Richard arrived home in on Saturday and pull out a crumpled fiver, a business card from some guy at ITV, a computer printout that, once I’ve unfolded it, turns out to be a bill from the Langham Hotel itemizing, among other things, snacks, sweets, and drinks from the minibar.

My thighs are drunk while my head is as clear as a summer day. ” Sureya implores. ” “Why? ” I’m being obtuse now. “No, I don’t think he is, but clearly, you do, and clearly, it’s doing your head in. ” “No, it’s simple. You’ve got something on your mind. Talk to him about it. Look, I know confrontation can be difficult. But the longer you put it off, the harder it’ll be. I know you. ” She laughs. ” My mother. Someone else who never talks about anything. Well, she talks a lot, but never about anything that matters.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 9 votes