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Novelist Fay Weldon Discusses Her Work.

British writer Fay Weldon. She's most famous for her book, "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil," which was recently made into a movie. Weldon's novels deal with certain aspects of the female experience. In her first novel, "Fat Women's Joke" (1967), an over-weight middle-aged woman leaves her husband and struggles for self-respect in a world where youth and sex appeal count. And the heroine of "Down Among the Women," is an unwed mother. In all, Weldon has written fourteen novels and story collections. Her new novel, "The Cloning of Joanna May," tells the story of a 60-year-old divorced woman who discovers that she has three daughters as a result of a cloning experiment carried out by her husband thirty years earlier. (Published by Viking Penguin Inc.)




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