Land of Milk and Honey (Hardback)C Pam Zhang (author)
As a strange smog ravages food crops and livestock around the world, a chef secures a position at an exclusive safe haven for the elite set in the Italian mountains in this virtuosic, sensuous meditation on finding pleasure amidst tragedy.
A rapturous novel about a young chef whose discovery of pleasure alters her life and, indirectly, the world.
A smog has spread. Food crops are disappearing. A chef escapes her career in London to take a job at a decadent mountaintop colony seemingly free of the world's troubles. There, her enigmatic employer and his visionary daughter have built a lush new life for the global elite, one that reawakens the chef to the pleasures of taste, touch and her own body.
In this atmosphere of hidden wonders and seductive violence, the chef's boundaries undergo a thrilling erosion. Soon she is pushed to the center of a startling attempt to reshape the world far beyond the plate.
Sensuous and surprising, joyous and bitingly sharp, told in alluring language, Land of Milk and Honey is a striking novel about food, sex and the intricacies of desire and longing.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 223 x 143 x 23 mm
'Land of Milk and Honey is a sharp, sensual piece of art. Zhang writes about the appetites of the body, the uneasy coexistence of scarcity and plenty, and the pleasure and debasement of what is surrendered to survive. This is an incredible exploration of whether it is possible to preserve one's art when answering to a master that is not yourself. When I read I'm always searching for pleasure, for the want, and this book helped me feel something' - Raven Leilani
'It's rare to read anything that feels this unique. A richly imagined, ambitious, and haunting novel' - Gabrielle Zevin
'A brilliant, near-future fairytale, Land of Milk and Honey is the most sensuous novel about food I've ever read' - Emma Donoghue
'Land of Milk and Honey is truly exceptional' - Roxane Gay
'No one writes like C. Pam Zhang. Ferocious, sensual, and all consuming, Land of Milk and Honey is both a heartsick elegy for a world we are on the verge of losing and vibrant homage to pleasure and appetite. This book swallowed me whole and spit me out changed in the best way: buzzing, astonished, and alive' - Rachel Khong
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“A delightfully strange read.”
Land of Milk and Honey was a delightfully strange read. It opens with a smog has spread across the world decimating crops and livestock and we follow a woman who has been brought in to interview to be the chef at an... More
This was an odd book, and not always in a good way. I enjoyed the beginning and the idea of escaping the smog and the decadence of those living in the land of milk and honey. After that though I found myself... More
“Delectable AND incisive - a MUST read!!”
This is one of the best books I have ever read. From the very first page I was stunned by Zhang's writing; the sensuous, experimental, incisive, delectable and ultimately hopeful way she writes is unlike any... More
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