The Book of Salt

Available

Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.79
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
261
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.26 X 0.6 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780618446889

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

MONIQUE TRUONG was born in Saigon in 1968 and moved to the United States at age six. She graduated from Yale University and the Columbia University School of Law, going on to specialize in intellectual property. Truong coedited the anthology Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose. Her first novel, The Book of Salt, a national bestseller, was awarded the 2003 Bard Fiction Prize, the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the Young Lions Fiction Award, among other honors. Granting Truong an Award of Excellence, the Vietnamese American Studies Center at San Francisco State University called her "a pioneer in the field, as an academic, an advocate, and an artist.

Reviews

A tour de force. Truong should take literate America by storm.

Kirkus Reviews, Starred

A debut novel of pungent sensuousness and intricate, inspired imagination. -Elle Elle

Both eloquent and original, The Book of Salt is a savory read. -Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly

...fascinating first novel.. Truong's birthplace...is evoked here with piercing yearning and authenticity... -The New York Times Book Review The New York Times Book Review

...seductive tale of exile, memory, sex, identity, language, the sins of colonialism and the social and cultural politics of food. -The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

[The Book of Salt] displays its author's supple imagination on every page. - The Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times

If Monique Truong's stunning debut novel, The Book of Salt, doesn't win as many accolades as Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies, then the literary world needs new lenses through which to view Asian-American literature. - Out.com Out Magazine

...Food and story-lovers alike will delight in this beautifully written and spellbinding story. -The Baltimore Sun The Baltimore Sun

Dazzling...An exquisite, lyrical, challenging and funny debut by a writer to keep an eye on. -San Jose Mercury News 10 Best Books of the Year

San Jose Mercury News

This sumptuous debut weaves cooking, language, cravings, and cruelty around a pseudo-historical figure. -The Village Voice Top 25 Books of the Year The Village Voice