The Debt to Pleasure

The Debt to Pleasure


By (author) John Lanchester

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 18mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312420366
  • ISBN 13: 9780312420369
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 221,241

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Review quote

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