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Indelicacy

Amina Cain author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Daunt Books

Published:3rd Sep '20

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Indelicacy cover

An elegant, haunting debut from an exciting new voice that reads like a modern classic

In an undefined era and place, a cleaning woman at a museum of art aspires to do more than simply dust the paintings around her.  She dreams of having the liberty to explore them in writing, and so must find the way to win herself the security and time to use her mind. She escapes her lot by marrying a rich man, but having gained a husband, a house, high society and a maid, she finds that her new life of privilege is no less constrained. Not only has she taken up different forms of time-consuming labour — social and erotic — but she is now, however passively, forcing other women to clean up after her. Perhaps another and more drastic solution is necessary?

Indelicacy is an exquisite gem of a novel about class, desire, friendship, art, and the battle to find one’s true calling.

  • Short-listed for The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021

ISBN: 9781911547587

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

168 pages