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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Not yet available Expected Ship Date: Sep 20, 2022 On Sale Date: Oct 11, 2022 Carton Quantity: 1 $22.95 CAD
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As Little As Nothing
A Novel
By (author): Pamela Mulloy
Pamela Mulloy

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770416369

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 11, 2022
$22.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 in

Page Count:

270 pages
ECW Press
FICTION / Historical / General
Fiction: general and literary|Second World War fiction|Historical fiction|c 1938 to c 1946 (World War Two period)
United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • Short Description
In the tumultuous year before WWII breaks out, a plane crashes on an English country lane and four people are brought together in the aftermath. The novel uses its interplay of voices to explore early feminism and resilience, the strength of new bonds, and the various ways we reinvent ourselves.

On the eve of the Second World War outside a village in England, four people are connected by an airplane crash that changes their lives forever

In the tumultuous year before war breaks out, a plane crashes on a country lane and four people are brought together in the aftermath. Miriam is recovering from another miscarriage and learns to fly as an escape from the disappointments in her life. Audrey is a middle-aged, upper-class activist who has shunned her society, travels the UK lecturing on reproductive rights, lives in a Reading caravan, and whose daily ritual includes a swim in a nearby river.

It is Audrey’s nephew, Frank, who teaches Miriam to fly. A club foot and his suppressed homosexuality have made him reluctant to engage with anyone other than his aunt. But as he succumbs to his attraction to the crashed pilot and convinces Miriam to co-pilot an air race from London to Manchester, and as Audrey confronts her past, ghosts must be laid to rest.

With the war looming, As Little As Nothing beautifully explores resilience, the strength of new bonds, and the various ways we reinvent ourselves.

Sales and Market Bullets



  • A FEMINIST LENS: This period in the 1930s was a time when, increasingly, women were learning to fly and reproductive rights activists were making considerable gains. As Little As Nothing explores the issue of flight both literally — by highlighting an expression of early feminism — and metaphorically — as women sought to “take flight” from the burden of unwanted pregnancy.

  • PRAISE FOR MULLOY’S DEBUT NOVEL:
    • “Sparely and beautifully written, The Deserters is a story, not of escape, but of the deep, human need to belong to a place, and to one another.” — Helen Humphreys
    • “In The Deserters, her beautiful and understated debut novel about those who love, those who fight, and those who leave, Pamela Mulloy makes connections between characters, continents, and centuries and creates a constellation.” — Kerry Clare



Audience



  • Historical fiction fans

  • Readers who like books set in England

  • Readers who like literary books with a commercial hook

Pamela Mulloy’s debut novel, The Deserters, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the ReLit Award. She is the editor of The New Quarterly and director of the Wild Writers Literary Festival. She has lived in Poland, England, and the U.S., and currently resides in Kitchener, ON, with her husband and daughter.

“A buoyant and affecting portrait of four disparate souls striving to become their true selves on the cusp of major social change.” — Kathleen Winter, author of Undersong

“With intimacy, acuity, and grace, Pamela Mulloy captures the complex inner lives of her characters, who yearn to become themselves as England lurches into war. Soaring and kaleidoscopic, As Little As Nothing is both a beautiful evocation of the past and a novel for our times — a clarion call for the right of women everywhere to choose their own destiny.” — Jack Wang, author of We Two Alone

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