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The cook

Author: Wayne Macauley
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the first lessons taught at Cook School is that you can achieve power through service. Troubled youths learn to be master chefs by bowing to decadence and whim, by offering up a part of themselves on every plate and it's a motto Zac takes to heart. A teenage boy with a difficult past, he throws himself into the world and work of haute cuisine. He has dreams of a future, of escaping the dead-end, no-hope lot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Macauley, Wayne.
Cook.
Melbourne : Text Pub., 2011
(DLC) 2011514481
(OCoLC)732847317
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Macauley
ISBN: 9781921834837 1921834838
OCLC Number: 795526554
Awards: Winner of Most Underrated Book Award 2012 (Australia)
Short-listed for Melbourne Prize for Literature, Best Writing Award 2012 (Australia)
Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Book Awards 2012 (Australia)
Short-listed for WA Premier's Book Awards 2011 (Australia)
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; PRAISE FOR WAYNE MACAULEY; About the Author; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Table of Contents; So here I am and no going back; Monday our first proper day; So that was Thursday; Thursday we were finishing our breakfast; I turned the light on in the coolroom; Anyway Monday; But Head Chef didn't turn up; I'd just fallen asleep; All quiet that morning; Two men in a van came; The window's open there's a nice; It was strange waking; When I came downstairs; When we got back; Six-forty next morning; For my first Christmas lunch; The sun goes down; I hadn't heard anything. The pool's got no waterDear Hunter; Acknowledgments; Copyright.
Responsibility: Wayne Macauley.

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One of the first lessons taught at Cook School is that you can achieve power through service. Troubled youths learn to be master chefs by bowing to decadence and whim, by offering up a part of themselves on every plate and it's a motto Zac takes to heart. A teenage boy with a difficult past, he throws himself into the world and work of haute cuisine. He has dreams of a future, of escaping the dead-end, no-hope lot of his fellow cooks. He wants to be the greatest chef the world has seen. He thinks he's taken his first steps when he becomes House Cook for a wealthy family. Never mind that the family may seem less than appreciative. Or refined. Or deserving. Power through service. But as the facade crumbles and his promised future looks unlikely to eventuate, Zac the Cook is forced to reassess everything. Sweet turns sour and ends in bitter revenge.

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