The Resource Mãn

Mãn

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Mãn
Title
Mãn
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Subject
Summary
Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General's Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy's latest novel is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined. Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Mãn a husband--a lonely Vietnamese restaurateur who lives in Montreal. Thrown into a new world, Mãn discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She creates dishes that are much more than sustenance for the body: they evoke memory and emotion, time and place, and even bring her customers to tears. Mãn is a mystery--her name means "perfect fulfillment," yet she and her husband seem to drift along, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch, and Mãn discovers the all-encompassing obsession and ever-present dangers of a love affair. Full of indelible images of beauty, delicacy and quiet power, Mãn is a novel that begs to be savoured for its language, its sensuousness and its love of life
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Thúy, Kim
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Mãn
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f749829-13a9-485c-812d-73ddc5615e12
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345813817
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mãn
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f749829-13a9-485c-812d-73ddc5615e12
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780345813817
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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