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THUY, Kim. Man. Translated from the French by Sheila Fischman. (Montréal, Québec) : Random House Canada, (2014). Advance Reading Copy. Pp. (8),1-139,(13). 8vo, illustrated dark card covers with blue lettering to orange spine."Man has three mothers: the one who gave birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Man a husband -- a lonely Vietnamese restauranteur who lives in Montreal. Thrown into a new world, Man discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She creates dishes that aremuch more than sustenance for the body: they evoke memory and emotion, tim e and place, and even bring her customers to tears. Man is a mystery -- hername means 'perfect fulfillment', yet she and her husband seem to drift al ong, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch, and Man discovers the all-encompassing obsession and ever-present dangers of a love affair. Full of indelible images of beauty, delicacy and quiet power, 'Man' is a novel that begs to be savoured for its language, its sensuousness and itslove of life." - from rear. Very good. 30.00
Title: Man. Advance Reading Copy.
Publisher: Random House Canada, Montreal, 2014,:
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