A move into an old folks’ home marks a new stage of life for both grandmother and granddaughter in this “wry and witty” novel (Entertainment Weekly).
On one side of the Atlantic, Sophia Moore, an emotionally guarded film editor—troubled by her mother's long-ago suicide and her father's abandonment—overworks, incessantly contemplates her past, and continues an unfulfilling affair with the famous director of her latest movie.
But when she travels to the other side of the Atlantic to help her octogenarian grandmother Felicity settle into a Rhode Island retirement community, she begins to unravel mysteries about her family history—including the fact that Felicity is not, as she’d thought, her only living relative. Meanwhile, Felicity learns to gamble, falls in love, and uncovers the truth about the residence’s evil nurse Dawn. A hilarious tale of secrets, schemes, and late-life love, Rhode Island Blues is Booker Prize nominee Fay Weldon at her witty best.
“Smart and funny, Weldon's boldly plotted and finely crafted tale deftly satirizes our infinite capacity for self-delusion.”—Booklist
“Loaded with lively, appealing characters and satisfying, unpredictable plot turns.”—Elle