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My Hundred Lovers

Susan Johnson

RRP: £8.99

6 February 2014

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743315699

That afternoon in the small bedroom the light was blue. The curtains were cream and blew softly in the wind. There was a cry, far off, almost out of earshot. There was a man in my bed and I did not know how he got there.

A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on one hundred moments from a lifetime’s sensual adventures. After the love, hatred and despair are done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel.

Lyrical and exquisite, My Hundred Lovers captures the sheer wonder of life, desire and love.