The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

The Wife

Meg Wolitzer

fiction contemporary literary reflective fast-paced

224 pages | first published 2003

Description

"The moment I decided to leave him, the moment I thought, enough, we were thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean, hurtling forward but giving the illusion of stillness and tranquility. Just like our marriage." So opens Meg Wolitzer's compelling...
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Moods

reflective 69%
emotional 53%
tense 30%
challenging 23%
dark 23%
funny 23%
sad 23%
adventurous 15%
inspiring 15%
mysterious 15%
lighthearted 7%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 38%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 41% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.73