The Book of Salt

The Book of Salt

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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"[He] came to us through an advertisement that I had in desperation put in the newspaper." It began captivatingly for those days: "Two American ladies wish?" It was these lines in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book that inspired The Book of Salt. In Paris, 1934, Binh has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to the train station for their departure to America. His own destination is unclear: will he go with "the Steins," stay in France, or return to his native Vietnam? Binh has 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 live-in cook at the famous apartment at twenty-seven rue de Fleurus. Before Binh's decision is revealed, his mesmerizing narrative catapults us back to his youth in French-colonized Vietnam, his years as a galley hand at sea, and his days turning out fragrant repasts for the doyennes of the Lost Generation.
Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781624602603
1624602606
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 25 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Boehmer, Paul
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