The Debt to Pleasure

The Debt to Pleasure

by John Lanchester

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The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester

Winner of the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel and a New York Times Notable Book, The Debt to Pleasure is a wickedly funny ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book's snobbish narrator, instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing a cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually comes to light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312420369
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 12/07/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 509,614
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

John Lanchesterwas the deputy editor of the London Review of Books and the restaurant critic for the London Observer. He is the author of a second novel, Mr. Phillips, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker. He lives in London.

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