Bread Alone

Bread Alone

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31-year-old, Wyn (short for Wynter) Morrison has drifted into the role of trophy wife, largely to please her husband, David whom she loves. But what does a trophy wife do when, suddenly and rudely, she is told that her services are no longer required? Wyn, desperately unhappy and with no marketable skills other than a stint as a baker in France as a student, moves from California to rainy Seattle where her best friend lives. There she gets a job baking bread on the night shift and rents a temporary lodging. At first she's going through the motions of living her strange existence, clocking into the bakery at 11.30 each night, working till 7 and sleeping the day away. But gradually she beds herself in, makes friends, transforms her little house from a bleak rental to a home, rediscovers her calling as a baker and, in her halting attempts to build a new life, she opens herself up to the possibility of loving and being loved again. This novel is perfectly judged. There is real pain, but always livened with humour. The baking/healing analogy is lightly done. There is no easy solution to life after David. Wyn must struggle back up the hard way, relying on her own strength of character, though it takes her a while to recognise that she has any. The final plus is that Hendricks' writing is a joy to read - sensuous, lyrical and true.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 117 x 140 x 17mm | 127g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 0752841777
  • 9780752841779

About Judi Hendricks

Judi Hendricks used to be a journalist, then ran her own PR company, and is now a baker. She is currently at work on her second novel. Francine Brody won the Flora Robson Prize at RADA. She has performed all over the UK in plays such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Importance of Being Earnerst and The Glass Menagerie. Film and television work includes I Dreamed of Africa, Maigret and The Hotel Majestic and Lost And Found. She has recorded a number of audio books including the unabridged version of Bridget Jones's Diary.show more