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The Debt to Pleasure

A Novel

John Lanchester

Picador

Winner of the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel
New York Times Notable Book
 
The Debt to Pleasure is a wickedly funny, urbane ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book’s impeccably correct and 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 an altogether new sort of 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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

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

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