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The book of salt

Author: Monique T D Truong
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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In Paris, in 1934, Binh 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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas; Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monique T D Truong
ISBN: 0618446885 9780618446889 9780618304004 0618304002
OCLC Number: 55657455
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Awards: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 261 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Monique Truong.

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In Paris, in 1934, Binh 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 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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