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The Book of Salt
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date June 15, 2004
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618446889
ISBN-10 0618446885
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Considering whether he will accompany his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to America, a personal cook remembers his youth in French-colonial Vietnam, his years as a galley hand at sea, and his days cooking for the doyennes of the Lost Generation. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618304004
 
from Houghton Mifflin (April 1, 2003)
9780618304004 | details & prices | 261 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.87 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Considering whether he will accompany his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618446889
 
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (June 15, 2004)
9780618446889 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Considering whether he will accompany his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B.

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