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"With precision, candor, and gentle seduction, Maryline Desbiolles transports us to the privacy of a houshold kitchen, where the aromas, tastes, and textures of food evoke a woman's most intimate thoughts. Searching for mastery over the unique ingredients of her identity, she is beckoned by a richly-drawn cast of characters in her life and is pulled deeply within to confro ...more
Hardcover, 113 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Herodias
(first published 1998)
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After buzzing through a good handful of short, quick books, I thought I might keep the trend going with this one, which I'd picked up for a dollar during one Barnes and Noble clearance or another. It's a stream of consciousness piece, it seems, from the mind of a woman cooking cuttlefish for a dinner party (although the speaker admits in chapter one that she bought squid instead, unable to procure actual cuttlefish, she maintains steadfast in defining them as the real thing throughout the book). ...more
this is the second book that i've read from a female writer that has moved me. that i have been able to own it makes the reading so much better. it is not maybe a book to be read quickly; and when i return to it, new meanings expound. it is GREAT. -also cuttlefish are very interesting, though that's not really the book's bent.
Maryline Desbiolles is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 1999, for Anchise.More about Maryline Desbiolles...