The Woman Who Loved Cucumbers
Editor: Patricia Duncker, Janet Thomas
£7.99 Out of print
' The juice is sharp on my tongue. In the old days I would have sprinkled it with sugar or dipped it in a saucerful of rum. I think about the airline sachets in my bag. But no. Sharp is what I need. Something to jar my numbed senses. I bite into the fruit and roll the black seeds around my teeth. Paul's face fills my mind..'
from Lindsay's Ashford's Passion Fruit
What do you think of when you think of food: Indulgence ? Comfort ? Self-denial ? Obssession ? A ritual to connect you to someone you've lost ? The way to bribe a child ? The door to other pleasures ? Posion ?
Twenty two new and established women writers examine our attitudes to food, our guilt and longing, humour and hostility in tales of seduction, rebellion and revenge.
Reflecting the emergent popularity of fiction dealing with the significance of eating and consumption, this volume explores issues of body image , its relation to psychological experiences, and the power politics related to eating and the body.
This collection builds on the success of two previous short story collections: Catwomen from Hell and Power.
Foreward/Intro by: Patricia Duncker, Janet Thomas
Category: Fiction Short Stories Anthologies
First published by Honno in : 2002
Contributors: Lindsay Ashford, Gillian Brightmore, Patricia Duncker, Julia Gregson, Christine Harrison, Imogen Rhia Herrad, ChloĆ« Heuch, Liz Hinds, Christine Hirst, Jane Holcroft, Gail Hughes, Jo Mazelis, Jo Hughes, SiĆ¢n James, Susan Morgan, Ann Morus, Melanie Newman, Lynne Rees, Angela Rigby, Jenny Sullivan, Janet Thomas, Sarah Todd Taylor, Alexandra Ward, Nia Williams, PennyAnne Windsor,