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    DescriptionWinner 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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    Title
    The Debt to Pleasure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Lanchester
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312420369
    ISBN 10: 0312420366
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    B&T Approval Code: P25200000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC048000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
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    LC classification: PR6062.A4863 D43 2001
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    07 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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"