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Bitter In The Mouth A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Monique Truong
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812981324
ISBN-13: 9780812981322
Sku: 218756010
Publish Date: 8/9/2011
Pages:  297
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The Lambda Literary Award-finalist author of The Book of Salt follows the challenging life journey of 1970s small-town youth Linda, whose synesthesia causes her to taste words and compels her to pursue a sense of belonging as she enters adulthood. *Author: Truong, Monique *Publication Date: 2011/08/09 *Number of Pages: 297 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
Cursed by the dying words of her grandmother, a young girl discovers a peculiar aptitude for tasting words themselves on her palate, as if they were flavors. This unusual gift separates the girl from her family and friends as she grows into womanhood, until her journey's circuit brings her home at last, where a stirring family secret waits. Monique Truong's novel BITTER IN THE MOUTH recounts a fantastic fable about what happens when communication seizes the tongue twice over.


"[A] moving investigation of invented families and small-town subterfuge, a search for self heightened by the legacy of Vietnam and the flavors of language." - Roy Hoffman 09/12/2010

"Salt, bitter, exiled, estranged. Truong's work begins to take on its own distinctive flavor, a fusion of the palpable and the intangible.....[I]t's still a rare, refreshing palate -- one to savor." - Elsbeth Lindner 09/05/2010

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0297
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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