THE FIG EATER. by Shields, Jody.


Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

Boston: Little Brown, (2000.). Author's acclaimed first novel, a historical mystery set in Freud's Vienna in 1910 - a book which, among other things, explores the investigative techniques used at the turn of the century. Described as 'Gorgeously visual first novel, rich in detail about Vienna and Gypsy folklore, filled with luscious descriptions of food, photography and botany, perverse medical practices and sexual secrets.' An unusual edition: the advance reader's edition for the QPB (Quality Paperback Book Club) with a letter from the author to QPB readers tipped in at the front.

Condition: Near fine.

Book ID: 31840
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