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[KINDLE] ✿ The Book of Salt By Monique Truong – Padreramon.co Binh a Vietnamese cook flees Saigon in 1929 disgracing his family to serve as a galley hand at sea The taunts of his now deceased father ringing in his ears Binh answers an ad for a live in cook at a Binh a Vietnamese cook flees Saigon in 1929 disgracing his family to serve as a galley hand at sea The taunts of his now deceased father ringing in his ears Binh answers an ad for a live in cook at a Parisian household and soon finds.

Himself employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B ToklasToklas and Stein hold court in their literary salon for which the devoted yet acerbic Binh serves as chef and as a keen observer of his Mesdames and their distinguished guests But.

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The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × MONIQUE TRUONG born in Saigon came to the US as a refugee She currently lives in New York City Her first novel The Book of Salt was a New York Times Notable Book and a national bestseller It won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award the Bard Fiction Prize the Stonewall Book Award Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the 7th Annual Asian American Literary Award Her sec

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  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFA fictional story of Binh a Vietnamese man who is a cook to two real people in the 1930’s – Gertrude Stein and Alice ToklasStein ruled the roost by her presence but Toklas did all the heavy lifting Toklas typed edited and proofread all of Stein’s work She handled schedules was the bouncer for unwanted guests ran the household did the hiring and firing of staff and personally cooked for Gertrude on Sunday the cook’s day off But it’s not a biography of Stein and Toklas with the cook serving as informant about the visiting bigwigs who are almost never mentioned by name Yet we do learn quite a bit about the two women the most tell tale phrase I thought was this “They were both in love with Gertrude Stein” Their guests called them “The Steins” behind their backs They cultivated photographersBut this story is his not theirs He was their cook for several years and at one time in the story 1934 we are told that Stein was 60 and Toklas 57 His story is told in b


  2. Whitaker Whitaker says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFAn epic failure of research and imagination The reviewers on GR who have rated this novel highly have generally praised its poetic evocation of love and loss Okay I can get that The novel is an extended dirge of a life spent in unrequited longing as a result of a loveless childhood and an equally loveless adulthood All of it told in prose like thisI am at sea again I am at sea again Not the choppy churning body that bashes open a ship's hull like a newborn's soft skull Yes a sapphire that a ship's bow skims and grooves A calming blue expanse between now and SundayThat little paragr


  3. Thomas Thomas says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFA novel full of distinct ideas and images that never quite came together Monique Truong's debut book centers on Binh a gay Vietnamese cook who flees Saigon in 1929 to work as a galley hand at sea He narrates his journey while later employed as a live in co


  4. Phillip Smith Phillip Smith says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFI read this book for a course on queer historical fiction The story is told by a gay Vietnamese cook who works for Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas in Paris during the late '20searly '30s There's not too much plot but what's there is dispensed slowly with another piece being added to several timelines with each chapter The story is drawn from a brief mention in The Alice B Toklas Cook Book about their actual Vietnamese c


  5. Anthony Anthony says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFIn this slim novel there are some lovely passages that evoke a forlorn loneliness and the writing about food is quite sensual depicted in what is often sumptuo


  6. Andrew Andrew says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFA beautiful find This gem of a novel by first time writer Truong shows great promise A lyrical meditation on love sex food and post co


  7. Cherie Cherie says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFI would like to say that I liked it but I just can't I feel pretty well read but this story is a mystery of wandering thoughts Some parts flowed nicely and others were very disjointed and felt completely chopped up I still do not understand the title even at the end There were many observations of GertrudeStein and Miss Toklas that I really liked and one especially was regarding their waiting kits that Miss Toklas packed to give them something to do when their car broke down and they waited for help to arrive From the book Hers contains a set of knitting needles and several balls of apple green yarn the disheveled kind with whispy hairs tangled on the surface She likes the color so unripe it always makes her pucker just to look at it But most of all she likes how


  8. Drew Jameson Drew Jameson says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFThis book is driving me crazy The premise is very interesting Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas hire a gay Vietnamese cook and the story is his view of his own life and their's in Paris But beyond the premise and


  9. Suzy Suzy says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFwhat can i saythis is the only novel where i rediscover the novel every time i read it not only are the plot and the characters SO very well developed but the research into gertrude stein alice b toklas' lives were extremely well done not to mention all the social issues addressed and all the boundaries crossed who could ask for ? monique truong you are a genius


  10. MD MD says:

    The Book of Salt PDF ☆ The Book ePUB × book pdf, salt book, The Book kindle, The Book of Salt PDFI expected to like this book a lot it is set in a place and time that interest me Paris in the 1930s and colonial Viet Nam and is populated with real life characters Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas who interest me So why did I give it only one star? 1 Nothing happens There is no plot The main character doesn't grow2 I don't care for books where the main character is a victim throughout The main character is victimized by the French imperialists by his fat


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