Woodward, Gerard: Nourishment. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Nourishment by Gerard Woodward, published by Picador in 2010.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed and dated by the author to the title page.
With her children evacuated and her husband at the front, Tory Pace is grudgingly sharing the family home with her irascible mother; working at the local gelatine factory – to help the war effort – and generally doing just about as well as could be expected in difficult times. Her quiet life is thrown into turmoil, however, when her prisoner-of-war husband, Donald, makes an outrageous demand for sexual gratification. He wants a dirty letter, by return of post! Horrified, at first, that Donald is being turned into some sort of monster by the Nazis, Tory’s disgust gradually gives way to a sense of marital duty, and taking in the libraries, bookshops, public conveniences and barbers’ shops of South-East London, she begins a quest to master the language of carnal desire: a quest that takes a sudden and unexpected turn into far more dangerous territory.
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