Necessary Objects

Necessary Objects

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552100315
  • 9780552100311

Review Text

In either sense Lois Gould writes the kind of novels which are hard to put down - higher-toned than Jacqueline Susann, and goodness knows better written, but with that extortionate readability factor, and the bitchiness, and the knowledgeable biological intimacy, and all those expensive little objects you might have seen in Vogue but don't have the money to buy. The Lowen sisters - there are four of them - do, having inherited the millions made in a department store chain by their father, now run by the eldest, Alison, who fastidiously, and rigidly, monitors them. She's the only one who's had only one husband although she's been divorced for ten years. Three of them have had one child each. They're all messes. During the course of their appearance here Alison marries again - one Chad Batchelder who "divorces divinely" (four wives? five?) whom she keeps but won't go to bed with. But Elly wouldn't mind (although she's really sapphic) and Mai isn't immune to him although she has very little time because of her daughter Cathy, in and out of hospitals. And then there's Celine, poor Celine, always overshadowed (she's the one whose meal even the waiter forgets) until she's vastly overexposed in the media - in the buff. . . . Poor little rich girls, such rotten wives and mothers, but definitely Such Good Friends and very necessary. Literary Guild alternate selection. (Kirkus Reviews)show more