Gourmet (Paperback)
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Gourmet (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 17/05/2010
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France's greatest food critic is dying, after a lifetime in single-minded pursuit of sensual delights. But as Pierre Arthens lies on his death bed, he is tormented by an inability to recall the most delicious food to ever pass his lips, which he ate long before becoming a critic. Desperate to taste it one more time, he looks back over the years to see if he can pin down the elusive dish. Revealing far more than his love of great food, the narration by this larger-than-life individual alternates with the voices of those closest to him and their own experiences of the man. Muriel Barbery's gifts as an evocative storyteller are put to mouth-watering use in this voluptuous and poignant meditation on food and its deeper significance in our lives. A delectable treat to savour.

Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 9781906040314
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 198 x 126 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An exquisite French black comedy' The Times 'A foodie's delight; just don't read it when you're hungry' Daily Mail 'Barbery has a knack for describing food, and for evoking the physical and emotional sensations it produces' Financial Times 'The exquisite descriptions of eating are like nothing you've read before' Good Housekeeping 'An ode to the pleasure of good food ... mouthwatering from beginning to end' Paris Match

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