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The Resource The book of salt, Monique Truong

The book of salt, Monique Truong

Label
The book of salt
Title
The book of salt
Statement of responsibility
Monique Truong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Paris, in 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 Vietnam? Binh fled his homeland in disgrace. For five years, he has been the live-in cook at the famous apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus. Before Binh's decision is revealed, his 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. He is a habitue of the Paris demimonde, an exile and an alien, a man of musings and memories, and, possibly, lies. Love is the prize that has eluded him, from his family to the men he has sought out, often at his peril.--From publisher description
Awards note
Stonewall Book Award (American Library Association), 2004.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Truong, Monique T. D
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Toklas, Alice B.
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Toklas, Alice B
  • Vietnamese fiction
  • Americans
  • Paris (France)
  • Women authors
  • Household employees
  • Vietnam
  • Gay men
  • Cooking
  • Americans
  • Cooking
  • Gay men
  • Household employees
  • Vietnamese fiction
  • Women authors
  • France
  • France
  • Vietnam
Label
The book of salt, Monique Truong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocm51171724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780618304004
Lccn
2002192152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618304004
System control number
(OCoLC)51171724
Label
The book of salt, Monique Truong
Publication
Copyright
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
ocm51171724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780618304004
Lccn
2002192152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618304004
System control number
(OCoLC)51171724

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