The hundred-foot journey : a novel
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Published
New York : Scribner, 2010.
Format
Book
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781439165645, 1439165645
Physical Desc
vii, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Lexile measure
1190L
Rating
1190L
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Minocqua - Adult FictionMORAvailableFebruary 20, 2018
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Language
English
Lexile measure
1190

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General Note
"An earlier edition of this work was originally published in India in 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers India"--T.p. verso.
Description
"That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist." And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life's journey in this novel. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, it is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste. Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumiere, a small village in the French Alps. The boisterous Haji family takes Lumiere by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais, that of the famous chef Madame Mallory, and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures. This story is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. It is a fable that is a testament to the inevitability of destiny.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Morais, R. C. (2010). The hundred-foot journey: a novel (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morais, Richard C., 1960-. 2010. The Hundred-foot Journey: A Novel. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morais, Richard C., 1960-. The Hundred-foot Journey: A Novel New York: Scribner, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Morais, Richard C. The Hundred-foot Journey: A Novel First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2010.

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