Feast of Sorrow

A Novel of Ancient Rome
Product Number: EB00674359
Released: Apr 25, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501145155
Publisher: Atria Books
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Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this "addictively readable first novel" (Kirkus Reviews) features the man who inspired the world's oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. In the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, Marcus Gavius Apicius has a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar. To cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure, the wealthy Apicius acquires a young chef, Thrasius, for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. Apicius believes that the talented Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with the slave's help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and sumptuous meals. For his part, Thrasius finds a family among Apicius's household, which includes his daughter, Apicata; his wife, aelia; and her handmaiden Passia, with whom Thrasius falls passionately in love. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his dangerous single-mindedness threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome. "A gastronomical delight" (Associated Press), Feast of Sorrow is a vibrant novel, replete with love and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and sumptuous feasts that bring ancient Rome to life.

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Author(s): Crystal King
Original Publish Date: Apr 25, 2017

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Author(s): Crystal King
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
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Released: Apr 27, 2017
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ISBN: #9781504797511
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Author(s): Crystal King
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
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