Synopses & Reviews
Paperback edition of one of the most talked about hardbacks of 1996, widely acknowledged as a first novel of rare and remarkable quality. Tarquin Winot unfolds his autobiography through a series of seasonal menus, recipes and urbane culinary anecdotes, gradually revealing more about himself and the series of unfortunate "accidents" that all close to him have unaccountably met with. Should do very well.
Draws the reader, through descriptions of food and cooking, into a world of murder and art. Narrated by Tarquin, an ironist, epicurean and a snob, this novel is constructed around a series of seasonal menus, which unfold his autobiography.