“One of Fay Weldon’s great gifts is that she can present a serious truth lightly, tossed off as a joke. . . . Rhode Island Blues is well worth reading.”The Washington Post Book World
Rhode Island Blues
978-0-8021-3873-6 • $13.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2002
Smart, sexy, and infinitely charming, Rhode Island Blues tells the story of Sophia Moore, a loveless and
guarded thirty-four-year-old film editor in London who believes her only living
relative is her stormy and wild grandmother, Felicity. Troubled by her mother’s
long-ago suicide and her father’s abandonment, Sophia overworks, incessantly
contemplates her past, and continues a flat sexual affair with the famous
director of her latest film. But when she travels to Rhode Island to help her
grandmother settle into a retirement center, she begins to unravel mysteries
about her family history that she never knew, while finding relatives she had
no idea existed.
Fay Weldon’s extraordinary wit lights up every page.
Staggeringly beautiful and honest, Rhode
Island Blues tells a story of longing, love, and, ultimately, forgiveness,
as it holds a magnifying glass to the human heart.