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Letters from an Unknown Woman
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date October 10, 2011
Pages 339
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611453126
ISBN-10 1611453127
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.24 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
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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 gelatin 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! 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, Letters from an Unknown Woman 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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Hardcover
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from Arcade Pub (October 10, 2011)
9781611453126 | details & prices | 339 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $24.95
About: 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 gelatin factory—to help the war effort—and generally doing just about as well as could be expected in difficult times.
Paperback
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from Arcade Pub (October 1, 2012)
9781611457605 | details & prices | 339 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.92 lbs | List price $16.95
About: 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 gelatin factory--to help the war effort--and generally doing just about as well as could be expected

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