Book of Salt by Monique Truong
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Book of Salt
By Monique Truong

The Book of Salt

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Book of Salt by Monique Truong

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In a compelling novel that takes the reader on a strange journey from Indochina to Paris, the Vietnamese cook for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas reveals his own fascinating story-Paris, 1934. Binh has accompanied his employers to the station for their departure to America. His own destination is unclear: will he go with his 'Mesdames', stay in France, or return to his native Vietnam? Binh fled his homeland in disgrace, leaving behind his malevolent charlatan of a father and his self-sacrificing mother. For five years, he has been the personal cook at the famous apartment on the rue de Fleurs. Binh is a lost soul, an exile and an alien, a man of musings, memories and possibly lies- Tastes, oceans, sweat, tears - The Book of Salt is a an inspired novel about food and exile, love and betrayal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099455455
ISBN-10: 0099455455
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Monique Truong

Monique Truong was born and raised in Vietnam, and moved to the US after the fall of Saigon. She was an intellectual property attorney in New York, but now devotes herself full-time to writing. Her short fiction and essays have been taught in universities across America. This is her first novel.

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