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The book of salt

Autor Monique T D Truong
Vydavatel: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Vydání/formát:   book_printbook : Fiction : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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In Paris, in 1934, Binh has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alivce 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 Vietnam? Binh fled his homeland in disgrace. For five years, he has been the live-in cook at the famous apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus. Before Binh's decision is revealed, his  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Osoba: Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas; Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas
Typ materiálu: Fiction, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Monique T D Truong
ISBN: 0618304002 9780618304004
OCLC číslo: 51171724
Popis: 261 pages ; 24 cm
Odpovědnost: Monique Truong.
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In Paris, in 1934, Binh has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alivce 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 Vietnam? Binh fled his homeland in disgrace. For five years, he has been the live-in cook at the famous apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus. Before Binh's decision is revealed, his narrative catapults us back to his youth in French-colonized Vietnam, his years as a galley hand at sea, and his days turning out fragrant repasts for the doyennes of the Lost Generation. He is a 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, often at his peril.--From publisher description.

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