Wounds begins with two lovers in bed. Their lovemaking throughout the book forms a recurring lietmotif, a counterpoint to the examination of the spiritual death of the characters.

In a South London environment of pub and fairground, home and work, the wounds of 20th century experience are evoked in prose which is both lyrical and precise. Kingy in her garden, 'loved by the most handsome women in the world'; Maura the barmaid: 'I prefer the little, thin men'; Glisten the Mayor: 'It'll be take-over time and too late' - these and the many other characters illustrate the basic theme of the novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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July 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wounds
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-413-56440-1 / 978-0-413-56440-5 (UK edition)
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June 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wounds
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ISBN: 0-09-097180-9 / 978-0-09-097180-0 (UK edition)
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wounds
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July 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wounds
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ISBN: 0-413-55740-5 / 978-0-413-55740-7 (UK edition)
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1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: WOUNDS
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-440-09824-6 / 978-0-440-09824-9 (USA edition)
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October 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wounds
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-586-03525-7 / 978-0-586-03525-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wounds
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
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