With the husband in jail for imperiling the financial structure of the nation, Eleanor grants exclusive interviews to two journalists, Hugo Vansitart and Valerie Jones. Though they seem more preoccupied with each other than with their elusive subject, their goal is the same: to capture the essence of Eleanor Darcy. Hugo is loking for truth and pragmatism in Eleanor's vision: Valerie is in quest of the woman's struggle.
From their diverse portraits, Eleanor Darcy emerges, and so does her remarkable vision--complete with shockingly sensible ideas about child-rearing, abortion, education, integration, fundamentalism, economics--and, of course, a new twist on that old story of the sexes.
Fay Weldon has once again skewered the conventions of modern society with wit and wisdom, shining her flashlight on the threadbare morals of modern life.
|Grouped Work ID||88aab635-4504-7dc1-49ce-241e7f2c61be|
|Grouping Title||darcy s utopia|
|Grouping Author||weldon fay|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-29 02:07:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-18 02:44:05AM|
|available_at_adams||Adams State University|
|detailed_location_adams||ASU Main (3rd floor)|
|display_description||From the internationally bestselling author of The Hearts and Lives of Men and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil comes a novel that asks a provocative question: If you ruled the world, what would you do? Eleanor Darcy has come up in the world. With her second husband in prison for financial crimes against the nation, she is a media sensation. A self-professed "feminist of the socialist variety," Eleanor grants an exclusive interview to Hugh Vansitart and Valerie Jones, a pair of ambitious journalists. Her vision of the future includes the abolition of money and society-approved procreation, a world in which "all men will believe in God and be capable of love." During the course of their interviews, Hugh and Valerie succumb to some erotic impulses of their own, while Eleanor goes on to become patron saint of the Darcian Movement. From the storyteller who is constantly measuring the moral pulse of men and women, Darcy's Utopia is an uproarious and subversive riff on the age-old battle of the sexes.|
|local_callnumber_adams||PR6073.E374 D37 1991|
|owning_library_adams||Adams State University|
|owning_location_adams||Adams State University|
Social values -- Fiction
Utopias -- Fiction
|title_full||Darcy's utopia / Fay Weldon|
Darcy's utopia [electronic resource] / Fay Weldon