The Epicure's Lament

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Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.16 X 0.81 X 8.1 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385720984
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About the Author

Kate Christensen is also the author of the novels IN THE DRINK and JEREMY THRANE. Her essays and articles have appeared in various publications including Salon, Mademoiselle, The Hartford Courant, Elle, and the best-selling anthology THE BITCH IN THE HOUSE. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Reviews

" A mini-masterpiece. . . . Hugo is one of the most memorable creations in recent fiction. His story is an exquisite meal served in literary, haute cuisine prose. Discerning palates will savor it." -People

"Funny and aesthetically playful. . . . Christensen beautifully handles this very male point of view, with a complexity of language and a set of intricate emotions (both hidden and revealed) that recall Nabokov's Lolita." -Elle

"Christensen gives a virtuoso performance, tossing off perfect sentences seemingly at random, delivering them with a sneer that makes them more delicious." -Time

"Deliciously wicked black comedy. . . . The Epicure's Lament is a razor dissection of the inside of a rogue's mind, with wonderfully subtle asides into philosophy, literature and, even, food. Hugo is a find. And so is his journal." -Detroit Free Press