The 158-Pound Marriage Paperback
by John Irving
On a New England campus, Viennese housewife Utchka and her aspiring writer husband live a rather placid life with their two children.Until, that is, they meet Severin Winter, Professor of German and wrestling coach, and his delicate wife Edith at a faculty party.
Utchka and Severin are rather taken with one another, and, conveniently, their spouses appear to be similarly smitten.A bizarre menage a quatre is the result of these convoluted desires, and what starts out as a bit of fun is soon subject to the darker machinations of obsession,..
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/02/1980
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552992084
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Review by NicholasPayne
Not among Irving's best, but neither is it a waste of time.