The novel is set at a time of scarcity, and all of the characters fret about nourishment.
Very 2009 is its riff on imagination and creativity as the only nourishment that can keep “the begging bowl of the Buddha” full.
The human soul is an ocean tossed by storms of passion, deep and bottomless in its need for succor and nourishment.
nourishment nour·ish·ment (nûr'ĭsh-mənt, nŭr'-)
Something that nourishes; food.