The Resource The book of salt, Monique Truong

The book of salt, Monique Truong

Label
The book of salt
Title
The book of salt
Statement of responsibility
Monique Truong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Paris, 1934, Bnh has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to the train station for their departure to America. His own destination is unclear: will he go with "the Steins," stay in France, or return to his native Vietnam? Having fled his homeland in disgrace, Bnh has spent the past five years serving as the personal cook at the famous apartment on the rue de Fleurus. Before Bnh reveals his decision, he catapults back to his youth in French-colonized Vietnam, his years as a galley hand at sea, and his days turning out repasts for the doyennes of the Lost Generation. With wry insight, he views the Steins ensconced in rueful domesticity. But is Bnh's account reliable? A lost soul, he is a late-night habitue; of the Paris demimonde, an exile and an alien, a man of musings and memories, and, possibly, lies. Love is the prize that has eluded him, from his family to the men he has sought out in his far-flung journeys. Intricate, compelling, and witty, the novel weaves in historical characters, from Stein and Toklas to Paul Robeson and Ho Chi Minh, with remarkable originality. Flavors, seas, sweat, tears --The Book of Salt is an inspired feast of storytelling riches
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Truong, Monique T. D
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.R86
LC item number
B66 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Toklas, Alice B.
  • Vietnamese
  • Americans
  • Women authors
  • Household employees
  • Gay men
  • Cooking
  • Paris (France)
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of salt, Monique Truong
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780618304004
Lccn
2002192152
System control number
  • in010792179
  • (OCoLC)ocm51171724
  • (DLC)467919
  • (DLC)467919
Label
The book of salt, Monique Truong
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780618304004
Lccn
2002192152
System control number
  • in010792179
  • (OCoLC)ocm51171724
  • (DLC)467919
  • (DLC)467919

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