The Book of Salt by Monique Truong

The novel is a fictional account of a Vietnamese cook who works for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in 1920s Paris. The protagonist, Binh, narrates his experiences of being an outsider in both his homeland and abroad, while exploring themes of identity, love, and the bitter taste of displacement. The story cleverly intertwines historical events and figures with the personal journey of Binh, creating a rich tapestry of cultural and emotional exploration.

The 7053rd greatest book of all time


Published
2003
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
261
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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