The Debt to Pleasure

A Novel

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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“The Debt to Pleasure has no flaws. It is witty, frequently hilarious, and wicked.” —The Boston Globe

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John Lanchester

John Lanchesterwas the deputy editor of the London Review of Books and the restaurant critic for the London Observer. He is the author of a second novel, Mr. Phillips, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker. He lives in London.

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The Debt to Pleasure
A Novel
John Lanchester

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IACP Cookbook Award - Nominee, IACP Cookbook Award - Winner, Whitbread Book Award - Winner

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Trade Paperback
Picador
December 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312420369
ISBN10: 0312420366
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$16.00
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