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About the Book

The Fig Eater

Vienna, 1910. The hunt for a killer begins in the darkness of a hot August night, when an eighteen-year-old girl named Dora (loosely inspired by Freud's famous patient) is found brutally murdered near the Imperial Palace. . . .

At once a page-turning tale of murder, sleuthing, and sexual secrets and a rich, glittering evocation of a city and a culture in fateful transition, The Fig Eater is one of the most talked-about literary debuts of recent years.

The Fig Eater
by Jody Shields

  • Publication Date: March 6, 2001
  • Genres: Fiction, Thriller
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316785261
  • ISBN-13: 9780316785266