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An undiscovered novel by an iconic American food writer - the publication of this enchanting portrait of 1930s bohemian life will be a major literary event



'I sank into The Theoretical Foot like a fat strawberry into whipped cream ... Intimate and moral, funny and wise, there is something incantatory about her style ... She is not just a great food writer. She is a great writer, full stop' Rachel Cooke, Observer



Susan and Joe never want this perfect summer to end. It is the 1930s, and society frowns on the slack morals of couples living in sin - but judgement is suspended at the haven on Lake Geneva where Joe's friend Sara and her lover Tim preside. Here, surrounded by orchards heavy with plums, they are thrust into an exotic milieu of artistic Americans. As morning gives way to afternoon and sunset brings the evening's festivities, the unseen tensions and desires of the group are revealed.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 04/05/2017 ISBN-13: 9781408880067  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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M.F.K. Fisher is credited with inventing American food writing and was one of its preeminent figures of the twentieth century. Following her acclaimed debut, Serve It Forth, her classic, Consider the Oyster, was published in 1941. She went on to publish over twenty-five books celebrating and interrogating food, love, and the sensuous life. M.F.K. Fisher's body of work encompasses essay collections, short stories, memoirs, journals and one other novel, Not Now But Now. Born in Michigan in 1908, she spent three formative years in France before settling in California. She died in 1992. mfkfisher.com/

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