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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Adult Packaging) written by J K Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Adult Packaging) written by J K Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)£36.99  -  £39.99

A Genius Performance by Stephen Fry! There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Here are just a few things on Harry's mind - A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like...

The Cook written by Maylis de Kerangal performed by Carly Robins on Audio CD (Unabridged)

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The Cook written by Maylis de Kerangal performed by Carly Robins on Audio CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781721364497
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  129 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Maylis de Kerangal
Narrator 1:  Carly Robins
Rarity:  Extremely Rare

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One of BBC Culture's Ten Books to Read this March and The Rumpus Book Club Pick for March Maylis de Kerangal follows up her acclaimed novel The Heart with a dissection of the world of a young Parisian chef More like a poetic biographical essay on a fictional person than a novel, The Cook is a coming-of-age...

journey centered on Mauro, a young self-taught cook.

The story is told by an unnamed female narrator, Mauro’s friend and disciple who we also suspect might be in love with him. Set not only in Paris but in Berlin, Thailand, Burma, and other far-flung places over the course of fifteen years, the book is hyperrealistic―to the point of feeling, at times, like a documentary.

It transcends this simplistic form, however, through the lyricism and intensely vivid evocative nature of Maylis de Kerangal’s prose, which conjures moods, sensations, and flavors, as well as the exhausting rigor and sometimes violent abuses of kitchen work.

In The Cook, we follow Mauro as he finds his path in life: baking cakes as a child; cooking for his friends as a teenager; a series of studies, jobs, and travels; a failed love affair; a successful business; a virtual nervous breakdown; and―at the end―a rediscovery of his hunger for cooking, his appetite for life.

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