It's Manhattan, on the coldest night of the year and six best friends are rushing to celebrate a festive evening...Jessie, the hostess, is late for her own party. Sue Carol, a professional 'wacktress' (waitress/actress) has left her unfaithful husband. Lisbeth, an ex-Vogue model, is battling her landlord. Nina, the spa owner is fleeing a vegetarian with 'a weird sexual organ'. They are all eager to see the guest of honour, Claire, who vanished after becoming pregnant by a glorious one night stand. Is she misguided or inspired? The debate rages. How can modern working women triumph in such trying times? While the mobile phones chime and the biological clocks tick ever onwards, the friends enact a timeless ceremony. Witty, perceptive and thoroughly entertaining Beautiful Bodies is a dazzling comedy of manners.
|Publication date:||19th July 2004|
|Author:||Laura Shaine Cunningham|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Laura Shaine Cunningham is the author of five books including the acclaimed memoirs Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country. She lives in New York.More About Laura Shaine Cunningham