Wayward

Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female complexity in contemporary America.

Wayward

“A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad.” —The New York Times Book Review “Riddled with insights into aging, womanhood, and discontent, Wayward is as elegant as it is raw, and almost as funny as it is sad.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “A comic, vital new novel” —The New Yorker A “furious and addictive new novel” (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life. On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into "the Mids"--that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life--and her family--as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female complexity in contemporary America. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird times, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins.

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Wayward
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Dana Spiotta
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher: Knopf

“A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad.” —The New York Times Book Review “Riddled with insights into aging, womanhood, and discontent, Wayward is as elegant as it is raw, and almost as funny as it is sad.” —Philadelphia
Wayward Son
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rainbow Rowell
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-24 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Wayward Son is the stunning YA novel by the bestselling author of Fangirl and Carry On, Rainbow Rowell. With all of her signature wit and heart, this is Rainbow at her absolute best. The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He
Wayward Women
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Holly Wardlow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-08 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Analyzes female agency, gendered violence, and transactional sex in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Focusing on Huli "passenger women," this work explores the socio-economic factors that push women into the practice of transactional sex, and asks how these transactions might be an expression of resistance, or even revenge.
Wayward Nuns in Medieval Literature
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Graciela S. Daichman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986-11-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Rice).
Wayward Saints
Language: en
Pages: 399
Authors: Ronald Warren Walker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

A story that includes spiritualist seances, conspiracy, and an important church trial, Wayward Saints chronicles the 1870s challenge of a group of British Mormon intellectuals to Brigham Young's leadership and authority. William S. Godbe and his associates revolted because they disliked Young's authoritarian community and resented what they perceived as