A wife, comfortably married with three children, is contemplating middle age along with all the constraints of motherhood. Finding herself numb and locked down in an unending cycle of school runs, laundry and meal times, she cannot at first see a way to live with honesty. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never reached the core of her. Despairing of ever finding a way through her family to her own identity, she returns to the the memory of an old love affair -- the consequences of which she has never resolved. She goes back to her past and confronts it, and the result is an exhilarating examination of present-day desire.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Praise for The Bride Stripped Bare: 'Starkly explicit!richly descriptive with a fast-paced narrative
'Nikki Gemmel's prose has a wonderful sensuousness!witty!a subtle portrait of a modern and rather alienating marriage'
Lisa Appignanesi, Independent Magazine
'Must read!A tale of sexual awakening for the dark horse in all of us'
'The sex is well-written!Gemmell is refreshingly straightforward about the act'
Melanie McGrath, Evening Standard
'Easy to read, hard to put down. Keep an extinguisher handy'
'A bored housewife embarks on a life of sexual pleasure!The sex is rude and raunchy and exactly where you want it '
'Personal dilemmas are bravely explored; thoughts and fantasies about sex and infidelity, which most women have learned to keep to themselves, are laid bare on the page in all their shocking glory!brutal, brilliant and addictive'
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||7th June 2012|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
The author has had two previous novels published to critical acclaim, with reviewers hailing the freshness and power of her writing. In the tradition of women over the centuries, she has decided to conceal her name in order to allow herself utter freedom in the writing of this novel.More About Nikki Gemmell