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The Book Of Salt (2014)
(eAudiobook)


Published: [United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition:  Unabridged
Description:  1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 25 min.)) : digital
ISBN/ISSN: 9781624602603 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1624602606 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book),
Language:  English


Read by Paul Boehmer

"[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

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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Additional Credits:
Boehmer, Paul
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