Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Tree
From the author of Hallucinating Foucault comes this stunning collection of stories united by the themes of pleasure, passion, jealousy and revenge. Patricia Duncker creates worlds where the apparently innocent are not harmless and no one ever turns out to be exactly what they seem. In 'The Arrival Matters' - the extraordinary novella which crowns the collection - the characters play out the sinister and atmospheric end game of a mysterious and supernatural history of love. Elsewhere, a jealous husband pursues his adulterous wife through the streets of Paris, a forbidden book subverts an authoritarian state, a TV crew get considerably more than they bargained for, and a lesbian community in uproar is described with wry humour and tenderness.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 134 x 210 x 16mm | 240.41g
- 15 Aug 1997
- Profile Books Ltd
- Serpent's Tail
- London, United Kingdom
?Witty, wholly contemporary, the narrative moves easily over a wide range of material. Unmissable? Mail on Sunday ?These stories are little wonders - crisp and colourful and very French. Duncker is a fabulously good writer? Attitude ?A smartly written and cleverly themed work, which revels in the mysteries of literary creation? Literary Review
About Patricia Duncker
Patricia Duncker was born in the West Indies. Hallucinating Foucault, her first novel, won the 1997 Dillons First Fiction Award. She is the author of Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees, a collection of short stories, and James Miranda Barry.