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Chef (Paperback)
  • Chef (Paperback)
Paperback Published: 04/01/2011
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Kip Singh watches India pass by his window on the slow train to Kashmir. Timorous and barely twenty, Kip arrives for the first time at General Kumar's camp and is placed under the supervision of Chef Kishen, a fiery, anarchic mentor who guides him towards the heady spheres of food and women. Though he is Sikh, Kip feels secure in his rightful allegiance to India, the right side of this interminable conflict. But when he comes across a Pakistani 'terrorist' with long, flowing hair, swept up on the banks of the river, everything changes...Mesmeric and lyrical, Chef is a story of hope, love and memory.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408809570

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