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The Book of Salt

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:03pm
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The Book Of Salt: A Novel By Monique Truong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618446889
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Published: Mariner Books - June 15th, 2004

Savor this. Truong, inspired by a fleeting mention of two “Indo-Chinese” cooks in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, crafts a sensuous fictional memoir told from the perspective of a Vietnamese man living in Paris. The premise alone—to turn a minor footnote into a whole story, a whole life—is a wonderful play on power, but everything about this book is subversive. Nonlinear and queer with so much to say about language, I will forever recommend this book. [Tanya]