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The telling room : a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese

Author: Michael Paterniti
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave on the edge of town, there is a cramped limestone chamber known as "the telling room." This is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets--usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine. It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a Spanish cheesemaker as he spun an odd and compelling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Michael Paterniti; Michael Paterniti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Paterniti
ISBN: 9780385337014 0385337019 0385337000 9780385337007
OCLC Number: 826530669
Description: xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. 1991 --
The offering --
The telling room --
Paramo de Guzman --
The betrayal --
The sunflowers --
pt. II. The Village --
Dark inside --
The quest --
Revenge and other trivialities --
Ambrosio of the mill and field --
The lawsuit --
El Campeador --
The murder --
Honor the grapes --
Gone forever --
pt. III. Half-truth lies, and other misdemeanors --
Beginning of the end --
Forgiveness (part I) --
Mon Virgo --
Dead man talking --
All shall be restored --
pt. IV. Legends and cheese --
Afterword : Forgiveness (part II) --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Michael Paterniti.

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In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave on the edge of town, there is a cramped limestone chamber known as "the telling room." This is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets--usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine. It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a Spanish cheesemaker as he spun an odd and compelling tale about a piece of cheese. Made from an old family recipe, Ambrosio's cheese was reputed to be among the finest in the world, and was said to hold mystical qualities. But then, Ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong. Paterniti was hooked. Soon he was fully embroiled, relocating his young family to Guzmán in order to chase the truth about this fairy tale-like place. What he ultimately discovers is nothing like the idyllic fable he first imagined. Instead, he's sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery, a blood feud that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, death threats, and a murder plot.--From publisher description.

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