The Book of Salt: A Novel

The Book of Salt: A Novel

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The legendary travel writer's thrilling and dangerous account of his journey across Africa

A rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547524993

  • ISBN-10: 0547524994

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 06/15/2004

  • Carton Quantity: 10

Monique Truong
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Monique Truong

MONIQUE TRUONG was born in Saigon in 1968 and moved to the United States at age six. She graduated from Yale University and the Columbia University School of Law, going on to specialize in intellectual property. Truong coedited the anthology Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose. Her first novel,The Book of Salt, a national bestseller, was awarded the 2003 Bard Fiction Prize, the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the Young Lions Fiction Award, among other honors. Granting Truong an Award of Excellence, the Vietnamese American Studies Center at San Francisco State University called her "a pioneer in the field, as an academic, an advocate, and an artist."
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547524993

  • ISBN-10: 0547524994

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 06/15/2004

  • Carton Quantity: 10

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