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Man (Paperback)

Kim Thúy

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Paperback. Man has three mothers: the one who gave birth to her, the nun who took her in and her beloved Maman, whose life was irrevocably upended by war. When Man is of age, she marries a Vietnamese.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 160 pages. 0.165. Bookseller Inventory # 9781846689963

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Title: Man (Paperback)

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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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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Kim Thuy has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and restaurant owner. In 2010 Thuy won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction. She lives in Montreal, where she devotes herself to writing.

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