Life After Forty

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When Christine's husband of ten years dumps her over the phone while she watches a Hugh Grant film she is sent spinning on a cathartic, self-medicated journey to the land of self-acceptance and self-reliance. Surrounded by her sister and a strong support group of friends, Christine learns how to deal with the horrors of dating, finding new appliances, and the exhilarating feeling of shopping without consequence. An uproarious look at the suddenly single life of a divorcee, Dora Heldt's first book to appear in English captures the zeitgeist of the new millennium with searing insight while never deigning to take itself too seriously. Sparkling dialogue and unforgettable characters create a vibrant world of sardonic, take-no-prisoners women who hold their own in a world geared toward acceptance of their younger selves. Not since Bridget Jones' Diary or Sex in the City has anything like Life After Forty so accurately and thoroughly expressed the modern female point of view with such startling clarity.
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display_description When Christine's husband calls her during a girls' night in with her sister and asks for a divorce, she's devastated. And bewildered. Admittedly, her marriage was in a rut, but at least she had someone, and an idea of how her future would be. Now, in the run-up to her fortieth birthday, she has to start over. With the help of loyal girlfriends and her courageous decision to move to the city, she gradually starts to find her feet on the ground again -- and begins to make a new life for herself.
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subject_facet Bildungsromans
Choice (Psychology) -- Fiction
Conduct of life -- Fiction
Divorce -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Loyalty -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction
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Female friendship
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Life change events
Man-woman relationships
Married women
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women