Forty-Five In Forty-Five , a candid collection framed by the deaths of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, their daughter, Frieda Hughes, recalls how betrayal and grief… 2006-11-28 Fiction Poetry HarperCollins
Book Review

Forty-Five (2006)

Details Release Date: Nov 28, 2006; Writer: Frieda Hughes; Genres: Fiction, Poetry; Publisher: HarperCollins

In Forty-Five, a candid collection framed by the deaths of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, their daughter, Frieda Hughes, recalls how betrayal and grief often derailed her ambitions.

Sample Verse
On abusive marriage: ''The blows of words, filled out and leaden/Like little coshes, waited in ambush.''

Lowdown
Hughes writes about tragedy with Plath-like wit.

Originally posted Nov 24, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints