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Publisher Description

Ruby has always been the generous mediator among her friends, family and colleagues, which is why they have all turned up to celebrate her 50th birthday. But after a few too many glasses of champers, Ruby's speech doesn't exactly go to plan. Instead of delivering the witty and warm words her guests are expecting, Ruby takes her moment in the spotlight to reveal what she really thinks of every one of them. She also accuses her husband, Harry, of having an affair.

Saving the best till last, Ruby lambasts her octogenarian mother for a lifetime of playing her three daughters against each other. It's blisteringly brutal. As the stunned gathering gawks at Ruby, the birthday girl concludes her bravura monologue with the throwaway comment that she has terminal cancer. She has cashed in her life savings and plans on taking her two sisters cruising into the sunset for a dose of Husband Replacement Therapy. Courageous? Or ruthlessly selfish?

But, do they even want to go with her now that she's cast herself off into social Siberia?

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
JV
Jennifer Vuletic
LENGTH
10:04
hr min
RELEASED
2020
28 April
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
317
MB

Customer Reviews

Ascha81 ,

As hilarious and poignant as ever!

Lette’s razor-sharp wit and finely-crafted prose is in fine form in this thoroughly-modern exposition of marriage, love, fidelity and loyalty.

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