The Debt to Pleasure

Author(s): John Lanchester

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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.

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Winner of Betty Trask Award 1996 and Hawthornden Prize 1997. Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1996.

" The Debt to Pleasure has no flaws. It is witty, frequently hilarious, and wicked." -- "The Boston Globe"

General Fields

  • : 9780330344555
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : 0.16
  • : February 1997
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Lanchester
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 16
  • : 240