It's Manhattan, on the coldest night of the year and six best friends are rushing to celebrate a festive evening...Jessie, the hostess, is late for her own party.
Sue Carol, a professional 'wacktress' (waitress/actress) has left her unfaithful husband.
Lisbeth, an ex-Vogue model, is battling her landlord.
Nina, the spa owner is fleeing a vegetarian with 'a weird sexual organ'.
They are all eager to see the guest of honour, Claire, who vanished after becoming pregnant by a glorious one night stand.
Is she misguided or inspired? The debate rages. How can modern working women triumph in such trying times?
While the mobile phones chime and the biological clocks tick ever onwards, the friends enact a timeless ceremony.
Witty, perceptive and thoroughly entertaining "Beautiful Bodies" is a dazzling comedy of manners.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 19/07/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747568186