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The book of salt

Autore: Monique T D Truong
Editore: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Persona incaricata: Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas; Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas
Tipo materiale: Fiction, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Monique T D Truong
ISBN: 0618304002 9780618304004
Numero OCLC: 51171724
Descrizione: 261 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsabilità: 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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