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In the Kitchen * S I G N E D * (FIRST EDITION): Ali, Monica In the Kitchen * S I G N E D * (FIRST EDITION): Ali, Monica

In the Kitchen * S I G N E D * (FIRST EDITION)

Ali, Monica

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ISBN 10: 141657168X / ISBN 13: 9781416571681
Published by Scribner, 2009
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: In the Kitchen * S I G N E D * (FIRST ...

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the award-winning, critically acclaimed, and bestselling author of Brick Lane, her long-awaited second novel, a stunning story about a man in crisis.

Just as she did inBrick Lane, Monica Ali again brings read- ers into a rich and fascinating London subculture, this time the intoxicating world of chefs and kitchen denizen from every culture and class in London.

Surrounded by the fading glory of the Imperial Hotel, embattled Executive Chef Gabriel Lightfoot tries to maintain his culinary integrity in the hotel’s restaurant, while manag- ing an unruly but talented group of immigrant cooks. His goal is to please the management of the hotel, and to move on to ownership of his own place. But when the dead body of a Ukrainian porter is discovered in the restaurant cellar, the tenuous balance in Gabe’s life begins to shift. Adding to his stress, Gabe’s father is diagnosed with cancer, his girlfriend starts talking about a new level in their relationship, and the investors in his new business are monitoring his every move. Enter Lena, an eerily attractive young woman mysteriously tied to the death of the porter. Under her spell, Gabe makes a decision the consequences of which irrevocably change the course of the life he knows—and the future he thought he wanted. 

Ali, named one of the twenty best young British writers by Granta, was nominated for the Booker and Los Angeles Times book prizes and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has written an absolutely extraordinary novel that will delight readers of Brick Lane and further establish her as one of Britain’s most talented and original voices.

About the Author:

Monica Ali was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in England. She lives in London with her husband and two young children. Her novel Brick Lane is now an award-winning film.

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