In the Kitchen (Paperback)

Author: Ali, Monica

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Booker Prize-shortlisted author Ali''s "mesmerizing" ("Entertainment Weekly") novel brings readers into the vivid world of a London restaurant.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416571698
SKU 211299249
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1416571698
Release Date 5/11/2010
Praise
"Ali deftly interweaves a collection of compelling plots in this powerful portrayal of a man whose life is slowly spiraling out of control. Fans and new readers alike are sure to embrace this talented novelist, who possesses a wise and original voice." (starred review)
"Moment to moment,...the novel is engrossing....[T]he work of a fearless writer determined to challenge herself." (starred review)
"Ali is brilliant at showing loss and adaptation in a polyglot culture....IN THE KITCHEN has the thud and knock of life--inexplicable, impenetrable, not sewn up at all..." (Signature starred review)
"Ms. Ali brings a lively intelligence to her work, and her account of Gabriel's mental breakdown, set against shifting scenes of London, is vivid and well done."
"Ali, who has a wonderful ear for Britain's welter of new speech patterns, makes her shrewdest points by giving her characters free rein to argue back and forth about the tangled issues of race, culture and progress."
From the Publisher
Annotation In Monica Ali's spirited third novel, Gabriel Lightfoot, the head chef at the London's Imperial Hotel, is a master of coordinating the chaos of his kitchen, overseeing the preparation and presentation of gourmet dishes by a multicultural collection of disgruntled workers. But when a dead body is discovered in the basement of the restaurant, Gabriel begins to gradually give in to disorder, and his carefully assembled life slowly crumbles into utter confusion. With his father dying from cancer, his girlfriend finally catching on to his infidelities, and his frantic staff constantly harassing him, Gabriel surrenders to the insanity and indulges in several descending levels of a nervous breakdown. Ali's depiction of Gabriel's mental deterioration is brilliant and brimming with moments of delightful surprise and literary precision, cementing her status as one of the most vibrant and relevant novelists of her generation.
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Number of Pages 0436
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