Synopses & Reviews
Alethea Lopez is about to turn 40. Fashionable, feisty and fiercely independent, she manages a boutique in Port of Spain, but behind closed doors she's covering up bruises from her abusive partner and seeking solace in an affair with her boss. When she witnesses a woman murdered by a jealous lover, the reality of her own future comes a little too close to home. Bringing us her truth in an arresting, unsparing Trinidadian voice, Alethea unravels memories repressed since childhood and begins to understand how an upbringing filled with jealousy and violence has made her she has become the woman she is. Her next step is to decide the woman she wants to be. An acutely observed story of sexual power and survival, The Bread the Devil Knead heralds an exciting new voice in feminist fiction.