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Thúy, Kim2014
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Man has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Man a husband - a lonely Vietnamese restaurateur who lives in Montreal. Thrown into a new world, Man discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She creates dishes that are much more than sustenance for the body: they evoke memory and emotion, time and place, and even bring her customers to tears. Man is a mystery - her name means 'perfect fulfillment', yet she and her husband seem to drift along, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch, and Man discovers the all-encompassing obsession and ever-present dangers of a love affair. Full of indelible images of beauty, delicacy and quiet power, Man is a novel that begs to be savoured for its language, its sensuousness and its love of life.
Main title:
Man / Kim Thuy ; translated from the French by Sheila Fischman.
Thúy, Kim, authorFischman, Sheila, translator
London Clerkenwell, 2014.©2014
139 pages ; 20 cm.
Translated from the French.
9781846689963 (paperback)1846689961 (paperback)
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionTHUYOnloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020
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