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Product Number: Z100141674
Released: Jul 25, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780735275928
Narrator/s: Kim Thuy
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General's Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim ThUy's latest novel is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined. MAn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds MAn a husband-a lonely Vietnamese restaurateur who lives in Montreal. Thrown into a new world, MAn discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She creates dishes that are much more than sustenance for the body: they evoke memory and emotion, time and place, and even bring her customers to tears. MAn is a mystery-her name means "perfect fulfillment," yet she and her husband seem to drift along, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch, and MAn discovers the all-encompassing obsession and ever-present dangers of a love affair. Full of indelible images of beauty, delicacy and quiet power, MAn is a novel that begs to be savoured for its language, its sensuousness and its love of life.

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Author(s): Kim Thuy
Original Publish Date: Apr 10, 2018

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Author(s): Kim Thuy
Product Number EB00272405
Released: Aug 26, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: #9780345813817

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