Cursed Bread

Cursed Bread

Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 11/01/2024
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Cursed Bread
A complete whirlwind!
This book was a whirlwind 184 pages. It felt like a fever dream. We follow a woman called Elodie who is reminiscing on a poignant moment in her life (based... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate


From the Booker Prize-nominated author of The Water Cure comes a chilling new feminist fable based on the true story of an unsolved mystery. Audacious and mesmerising, Cursed Bread is a darkly erotic tale of a town gripped by madness, envy like poison in the blood, and desire that burns and consumes. Elodie is the baker's wife: plain, unremarkable and unappreciated, she is desperate to escape her dull, small-town life. One day a charismatic new couple appear in the neighbourhood and Elodie quickly falls under their spell. All summer long she stalks them through the shining streets: inviting herself into their home, eavesdropping on their conversations, longing to possess them. Meanwhile, beneath the tranquil surface of daily life, strange things are happening. The animals expire in the fields for no reason. Ghosts are sighted after dark. A dark intoxication is spreading through the town, and when Elodie finally understands her role in it, it will be too late to stop.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241993903
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 138g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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Cursed Bread
Could be so much better.
Such great source material - the real and unexplained mass poisoning in a small French town in 1951 - reimagined in this novel, should make for a great boo... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond