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The Bread the Devil Knead
by Lisa Allen-Agostini

    Publication Date: Sep 21, 2021
    List Price: $14.95
    Format: Paperback, 208 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781912408993
    Imprint: Myriad Editions
    Publisher: Myriad Editions
    Parent Company: Myriad Editions

    Paperback Description:

    Alethea Lopez is about to turn 40. Fashionable, feisty and fiercely independent, she manages a boutique in Port of Spain, but behind closed doors she’s covering up bruises from her abusive partner and seeking solace in an affair with her boss. When she witnesses a woman murdered by a jealous lover, the reality of her own future comes a little too close to home.

    Bringing us her truth in an arresting, unsparing Trinidadian voice, Alethea unravels memories repressed since childhood and begins to understand the person she has become.

    Her next step is to decide the woman she wants to be.

    This is an engrossing and atmospheric novel with a strong feminist message at the heart of its page-turning plot. It explores an abusive love-affair with searing honesty, and skilfully tackles the issue of gender violence and racism against the lush and heady backdrop of the national festival, and the music that feeds it. It’s impossible not to root for Alethea - she is an unforgettable heroine, trapped in ways she is only just beginning to understand but shining with strength, resolve and, ultimately, self-determination.

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