The Debt to Pleasure

The Debt to Pleasure

A Novel

Book - 1996
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"Addictively entertaining, intellectually provocative" ("The New York Observer"), this "deliciously sinister tale involving fabulously described food and drink" ("USA Today") "demonstrates how much nearly tactile pleasure can be had when a master chef of words sets to work on the English language" ("Washington Post Book World"). 7 line drawings.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805043884
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lanchester
Characteristics: xv, 251 p. ; 20 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 06, 2014

Tarquin Winot, the devious narrator of this brilliant first novel, easily draws readers who love language into his fold first with his wickedly funny and opinionated descriptions of food, wine and art as he travels through France until gradually he reveals himself!

multcolib_susannel Nov 28, 2014

This book takes writing about cooking and eating food to a whole new level. Although it includes recipes, they are part of the text and never seem like something separate that you could actually make. The author connects food and his consumption of it to his senses and his memories.
Very unique book.

Mar 26, 2012

Reviewed in WSJ 3/24/12


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