Roberts, Michele,: During Mother's Absence
Book Number: 0256941
Virago, London, 1994. Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Subversive, sensual tales, wise and witty fictions; this collection of short stories from one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists is by turns shockingly delicious and soberingly disquieting. When mother is away taboos are breached, the untouchables embraced and the forbidden tasted. In 'Laundry' a poor, plain girl takes devilish pleasure in outwitting the pious monks and nuns she washes for. In the haunting, powerful fable 'Anger' a young woman, branded by fire at birth by her mother is scarred- and blessed- for life. In the highly sensuous 'Taking it Easy' a mother with writers block finds an escape from the slavery of her twin enemies by turning them into food for thought. And in the beautiful, arresting 'God's House' a young girl faces the ultimate mother's absence. – rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 192 pages. The book is a very good secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, and bookseller sticker on the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Women & Feminism; Short Stories; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 185381797X. ISBN/EAN: 9781853817977. Inventory No: 0256941.