Cursed Bread: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize by Sophie Mackintosh


Bookseller Review by Elle: 

A slow-burn tale of female desire set in a strange and fairytale-esque small town. When an American ambassador and his wife Violet move to town, the bakers’ wife Elodie becomes entranced by the two of them and an obsession driven by loneliness ensues, and unusual things begin to occur around them. Gothic, haunting, sensual, and beautifully written.

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A chilling feminist fable, based on the true story of an unsolved historical mystery. Audacious and mesmerising, ‘Cursed Bread’ is a fevered confession, an entry into memory’s hall of mirrors, a fable of obsession and transformation. Sophie Mackintosh spins a darkly gleaming tale of a town gripped by hysteria, envy like poison in the blood, and desire that burns and consumes.

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