Fay Weldon: Praxis

Praxis - Fay Weldon

I have set this one aside to read again once I have thought about it for a while. Praxis' life highlights the problem of being a woman who is not content to be a housewife but lacks the drive to achieve another goal. I didn't find it enjoyable, exactly, but confronting the ways one has disappointed oneself can hardly be expected to be enjoyable. I think Weldon has done a magnificent job, making the story dramatic enough to keep the reader engaged through some difficult material, and keeping Praxis completely without bitterness, even when she comes to self-awareness.