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    DescriptionWith 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. Beginning with an act of unintentional cannibalism, and flirting with a scheme to end world hunger by the use of protein pills, Nourishment ranges widely across the Continent and yet always returns home: to family, to people, to relationships. Woodward offers a prescient examination of the ways in which we both nurture and consume each other in the face of adversity.


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    Title
    Nourishment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gerard Woodward
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 586 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330518628
    ISBN 10: 0330518623
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    03 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gerard Woodward is the author of an acclaimed trilogy comprising: August (shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award), I'll Go to Bed at Noon (shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize) and A Curious Earth. He was born in London in 1961, and published several prize-winning collections of poetry before turning to fiction. His latest collection of poetry, We Were Pedestrians was shortlisted for the 2005 T.S.Eliot Prize. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.