New in new dust jacket. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW, fresh FIRST REMAINDER; NEW (small remainder mark top page edging) w/DJ NEW AS SHOWN THIS PHOTO. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 240 p. Audience: General/trade. 7995 7995-Orig publ in UK in 1993 as Affliction. Fay Weldon is known and celebrated as 'an insightful and persuasive social commentator with an exhilarating mind' (Susan Isaacs). No one has chronicled the marital front with as much wit and wickedness. Annette Horrocks has every reason to be happy. She lives in a lovely London house with her devoted husband, Spicer; her first novel is about to be published; and after ten years of trying, she is finally pregnant. But Spicer is cruel and distant. He used to dismiss psychiatry, yet now he spouts New Age astrology and accuses Annette of murdering his inner child. Worse, Annette's friend Gilda discloses that Spicer is having an affair. Annette thinks she is going mad, and that's not even the end of it. Trouble is fay Weldon's bracing, enticing return to the vengeful mode of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and a reminder that, while marriage has been a nightmare through the ages, now husbands have psychiatrists to make it worse.