Gourmet Rhapsody

By Muriel Barbery; Norman Dietz (Read by); Barbara Caruso (Read by)
(Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611745696)

Publication Date: October 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2009 Indie Next List
“The perfect foodie book! Monsieur Pierre Arthens, the food critic from The Elegance of the Hedgehog, has been given two days to live and so embarks on a gastric search as he recounts the food -- and people -- that he's devoured in an attempt to find one last, elusive flavor.”
-- Mary Cowen, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL


Description
In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," the greatest food critic in the world is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Pierre Arthens has been lording it over the world's most esteemed chefs for years. But now, during these, his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things. He is desperately searching for that singular flavor, that sublime something once sampled, never forgotten, "the "Flavor par excellence. Thus begins a charming voyage that traces the career of Monsieur Arthens from childhood to maturity across a celebration of all manner of culinary delights. Alternating with the voice of the supercilious Arthens is a chorus belonging to his acquaintances and familiars--relatives, lovers, a would-be protege, even a cat. Each will have his or her say about Monsieur Arthens, a man who has inspired only extreme emotions in people. Here, as in "The Elegance of the Hedgehog, " Muriel Barbery's story celebrates life's simple pleasures and sublime moments while condemning the arrogance and vulgarity of power.

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