From beyond the grave, a woman recounts the story of her life in this captivating novella by bestselling author Fay Weldon
From her lofty perch in heaven amid the GSWITS (Great Screen Writers in the Sky), Gabriella Sumpter prepares to tell the story of her life. Because, as she claims, there are no rules for fiction writing, she will begin with her death and conclude with her birth. Just three months dead, and buried in a custom-made white silk shift, Gabriella is proud of her liberated, unashamedly erotic past. She has few regrets as she talks about the men she has loved and lost, including her married lover, Timothy, and scorned Walter, who burned down her house in a jealous rage. She shares the intimate details of her earthly existence, the emotions she experienced at the moment of death, and the old friends she has since encountered in heaven. Set in the near future, The Rules of Life is a startlingly vivid novel from a captivating female voice.