By Amanda Lohrey
Paperback / Harper Collins / ISBN:9780732258733
Camille’s Bread is about cultural politics; the role of food in our culture and our psyches, and its central role in our practices of nurturing. After too many nights of takeaway pizzas, Marita wants just one year off to look after her daughter, Camille. Then she meets Stephen, a public servant in the complex process of reinventing himself, training as a shiatsu masseur. As their relationship grows, so does the drama of parenting Camille. This is an elegantly crafted, warmly appealing novel of contemporary Australian life. Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 1996; Awarded the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 1996; 1996 winner of the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction; Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 1996.