The Taste of Longing
Ethel Mulvany and her Starving Prisoners of War Cookbook
by Suzanne Evans
In this novelistic, immersive biography, Suzanne Evans presents a truly individual account of the Second World War through the eyes of Ethel Mulvany — mercurial, enterprising, combative, stubborn, and wholly herself. As a prisoner, she devours dog biscuits and book spines, befriends spiders and smugglers, and endures torture and solitary confinement. As a free woman back in Canada, she fights to build a life for herself in the midst of trauma and burgeoning mental illness.
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