The war between the tates

The war between the tates Alison Lurie

The story of a family breakdown against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and second wave feminism.

Brian and Erica Tate appear to have every advantage in life: academic careers, children, friends and money. But when Brian begins an affair with one of his students the disintegration of their lives is swift and shocking. Things spiral when a protest against a sexist professor at the university ramps up and Brian, hopelessly compromised by split loyalties, gets caught up in the action.

Can the Tates marriage survive? Lurie skewers both sides in this brilliant campus satire of 1960s feminism, parenthood, infidelity and academic pomposity.

  • 'Her humour is a delight and she writes with an almost unholy relish' Irish Times
  • Put together with such skill the effect is something glorious in its entirety and flawless under the closest scrutiny; like a fine piece of needlework The Times
  • Lurie miraculously seems to understand men as well as she understands women... she constructs her American academic backdrops with the craftsmanlike skill; she evinces rare wisdom, wit, and compassion; and she writes like an angel Sunday Times

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Vintage UK
368 pp.
Paperback Paperback
Engelstalige literatuur

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