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The Book of Salt: A Novel



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Author
Troung, Monique
Descriptors
Contemporary Fiction
Cooking
Homosexuality
Literary Scene
Young Men
Location/Setting:
France
Vietnam
Time Period:
1920s
1930s
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Summary
Binh, a Vietnamese cook, leaves his Saigon home and lands in Paris, where, after answering a help wanted ad, he finds himself as the personal chef for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Critique
A believable `imagined` life. Fascinating descriptions of the goings-on at the famous apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus. Binh is a convincing lonely, lost soul who has found a home, albeit temporarily, with two eccentric, famous, and remarkable American women. Recommended reading.
ISBN
0618304002
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# of Pages
261
Published
2003
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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