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The Resource The cook, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

The cook, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Label
The cook
Title
The cook
Statement of responsibility
Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Cook is a coming-of-age journey centered on Mauro, a young self-taught cook. The story is told by an unnamed female narrator, Mauro's friend and disciple who we also suspect might be in love with him. Set not only in Paris but in Berlin, Thailand, Burma, and other far-flung places over the course of fifteen years, the book is hyperrealistic--to the point of feeling, at times, like a documentary. It transcends this simplistic form, however, through the lyricism and intensely vivid evocative nature of Maylis de Kerangal's prose, which conjures moods, sensations, and flavors, as well as the exhausting rigor and sometimes violent abuses of kitchen work. In The Cook , we follow Mauro as he finds his path in life: baking cakes as a child; cooking for his friends as a teenager; a series of studies, jobs, and travels; a failed love affair; a successful business; a virtual nervous breakdown; and--at the end--a rediscovery of his hunger for cooking, his appetite for life
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerangal, Maylis de
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2671.E64
LC item number
C4413 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooks
  • Cooking
  • Paris (France)
  • Cooking
  • Cooks
  • France
Label
The cook, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in 2016 by Editions du Seuil, France, as Un chemin de tables"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036203489
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9780374120900
Lccn
2018044068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036203489
Label
The cook, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in 2016 by Editions du Seuil, France, as Un chemin de tables"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036203489
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9780374120900
Lccn
2018044068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036203489

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