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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 x 0.64 in

Page Count:

280 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.

“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.” — Jack Wang, author of We Two Alone

It is 1938 and rumours of a coming war are everywhere. On a quiet morning in September outside a small town in England, a plane crashes and four people are brought together in the aftermath. Miriam, a young woman devastated by multiple miscarriages, rises from her bed and hurries to the scene. There she meets Frank and together they pull the wounded pilot, Peter, from the wreckage. Miriam soon meets Frank’s aunt Audrey, the family rebel, who has refused to marry and travels the country as a reproductive-rights activist.

It is Frank who teaches Miriam to fly. As Miriam prepares to co-pilot with Frank in a prestigious air race from London to Manchester, she uses flight to escape from confronting her inability to bear children. Miriam is also drawn into Audrey’s activism, and the women dig in even as the looming war threatens to set back their cause.

Rich with historical detail, As Little As Nothing beautifully explores themes of resistance, 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

As Little As Nothing was a lovely read on a warm summer day, and it was also a reminder that women have been fighting for decades and will continue to fight, for agency and the right to make decisions about our bodies … A beautiful story that is at once timely and timeless.” — Urban Info Girl blog

“Mulloy gracefully captures the lives of two women who, against the backdrop of a looming war, must reinvent themselves. Like the best historical fiction, As Little As Nothing helps illuminate the issue of reproductive rights by shining a light on the past.” — Claire Cameron, author of The Last Neanderthal

As Little As Nothing was a lovely read on a warm summer day, and it was also a reminder that women have been fighting for decades and will continue to fight, for agency and the right to make decisions about our bodies … I am grateful to Pamela Mulloy for writing such a beautiful story that is at once timely and timeless.” — Urban Info Girl blog

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