The Cook (Paperback)
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The Cook (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 01/08/2013
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At seventeen Zac is given a choice: either go to a young offenders' institute, or enrol in a rehabilitation scheme - a course that teaches juveniles how to cook. He makes his choice. He chooses to cook. He also chooses to succeed. Whatever it takes.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781780876399
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 205 x 154 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A marvellous experiment in voice ... assays fine dining and late capitalism' Financial Times. - Financial Times

'A deliciously dark satire about foodyism, celebrity chefs and aspiring consumerism ... Macauley's stream-of-consciousness prose has a compulsive vitality' Daily Mail. - Daily Mail

'Much of this book seems grotesque, but don't be fooled into thinking it's not real ... each time you think you've reached the limits of this thought-provoking and brilliant novel, it just gets deeper' Scarlett Thomas, Guardian. - Guardian

'Reminds us just how exciting it is to read a wonderful and original novel' Lloyd Jones, author of Mister Pip. - Lloyd Jones

'A riot of a novel. Gripping and subversive' Nick Cave. - Nick Cave

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“Excellent - subversive with a unique voice”

Thoroughly absorbing. I loved how Zac's language was affected by his studies - becoming more colourful and culinary as the book progresses.

Be warned: the book can be shocking and is not just for foodies!

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