The Fig Eater

The Fig Eater by Jody Shields
Jody Shields

by Jody Shields

When a young woman’s body is discovered in the summer of 1910 Vienna, the Inspector’s wife is certain the figs found in her stomach during the autopsy are the clue to the identity of the murderer–for there are no fresh figs in Vienna at this time of year.

Shield’s hypnotic first novel follows the criminal investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Dora, the subject of Freud’s famous treatise on repression and female sexual hysteria.

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