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Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband by Natalie Young
  

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Married for thirty years under the depressed shadow of Jacob, Lizzie Prain has suddenly had enough but disposing of her husband is a greater problem than Lizzie had envisaged. It’s fun to ponder the hideously comic ways Lizzie does so, described in grisly and inventive detail. She looks back on her life with Jacob, his continuous undermining of her, his lack of success and his growing depression until, on a whim she hits him over the head. Great! A strange little book.

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Synopsis

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband by Natalie Young

Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business making cakes. No one has seen Lizzie's husband, Jacob, for a few days. That's because last Monday, on impulse, Lizzie caved in the back of his head with a spade. And if she's going to embark on the new life she feels she deserves after thirty years in Jacob's shadow, she needs to dispose of his body. Her method appeals to all her practical instincts, though it's not for the faint-hearted. Will Lizzie have the strength to follow it through? Dark, funny and achingly human, Season to Taste is a deliciously subversive treat. In the shape of Lizzie Prain, Natalie Young has created one of the most remarkable heroines in recent fiction.

Reviews

A stomach-turning and terrific novel...a brilliant and literal dissection of a marriage - The Times

Engrossingly depicts not only bodily appetite but the deepest emotional hunger pangs of being human...compulsively readable - Observer

Daring, groundbreaking and original - Irish Independent

One of the most talked-about books of the year...filled with black humour - Daily Mail

About the Author

Natalie Young worked for The Times for several years, and was then Books and Arts Editor of Prospect magazine. She is now a full-time mother and writer.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Natalie Young

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www.natalieyoung.co.uk/

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Publisher

Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472209399

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