‘Transgressive’ is a tough phrase to outline by way of fiction. However nevertheless you do it, the phrase conjures up concepts of pushing boundaries, breaking sure societal and maybe ethical expectations, taking issues that little bit additional. A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers actually dabbles on this space, and is a perfectly refreshing learn consequently. 

That is the American writer’s debut novel, however Summers is an skilled journalist and non-fiction author, and her pleasant turns of phrase on this novel are apparent proof of that truth. 

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The antiheroine of Summers’ story is Dorothy Daniels – a middle-aged meals critic based mostly in New York who has at all times had a voracious urge for food for every little thing in life.

The e-book opens together with her selecting up a younger man for intercourse in a lodge bar. Her enjoyment of her personal sensual pleasure and her style for finally egocentric journey are hints in the direction of Dorothy’s secret.

Because the e-book progresses, we realise that the story is being narrated by Dorothy from jail, trying again on her distinctive life. It transpires that Dorothy wasn’t simply selecting up random males for intercourse – she was killing them, after which consuming a few of their stays.  

A Sure Starvation by Chelsea G Summers is out now
(Faber & Faber, £8.99)

The main points of these things will not be shirked in any respect, so the e-book won’t be for a few of a extra delicate structure, however it’s to Summers’ credit score that she manages to maintain the reader on board together with her monstrous creation.

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