Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Wife (November 2018)

By Meg Wolitzer

December 5, 2018

Joe and Joan Castleman are on an aeroplane, 35,000 feet above the ocean.  Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he is about to receive, while Joan is plotting how to leave him.  For too long she has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, while quietly being the keystone of his success.  But behind the compromises, the disappointment and disillusionment there lies a secret…

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