David Jays

Food For Thought

Nourishment

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Towards the end of Nourishment, Tory Pace opens her late mother’s box of papers and finds an amalgamation of documents from previous generations of the family. ‘You stock up your box with mementos,’ Tory considers, ‘then hand it onto your children when you die, who sort through it … then add their own.’ The box, she concludes, is ‘a sort of vehicle travelling through the generations, picking up passengers as it goes along’.

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