Part of the Topping & Company Year of Picador
We are delighted to welcome back award winning poet and novelist Gerard Woodward to discuss his new novel, Nourishment.
Set during World War II Nourishment tells the story of Tory and her prisoner of war husband Donald. When Donald writes demanding “a dirty letter, by return of post!” Tory’s eagerness to fulfill her marital duty takes her into ever more dangerous territory. Things get even more complicated when Donald returns home, damaged and deranged, and the ensuing tangle of lies, misplaced loyalties and uneasy alliances has repercussions that extend deep into the austerity years following the war.
Written with charm and considerable skill by a writer at the height of his powers, Nourishment ranges widely across the continent but always returns home: to family, to people, to relationships.