Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Fine
374 pp. 8vo. Quarter bound paper and cloth over boards, stamped spine. Signed by author on title page. Proof of signature laid in. Book has a complete number line starting with 1, is a stated First Edition, is unread, unmarked, unclipped ($24.99), tight, bright, and dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover. Has a recipe index, too.
Already hailed as "brave, emotional, and gorgeously written" by Frances Mayes and "like a piece of dark chocolate--bittersweet, satisfying, and finished all too soon" by Laura Fraser, author of "An Italian Affair, " this is a unique memoir about the search for identity through love, hunger, and food.
Jim Harrison says, "TRAIL OF CRUMBS reminds me of what heavily costumed and concealed waifs we all are. Kim Sunee tells us so much about the French that I never learned in 25 trips to Paris, but mostly about the terrors and pleasure of that infinite octopus, love. A fine book."
When Kim Sunee was three years old, her mother took her to a marketplace, deposited her on a bench with a fistful of food, and promised she'd be right back. Three days later a policeman took the little girl, clutching what was now only a fistful of crumbs, to a police station and told her that she'd been abandoned by her mother.
Fast-forward almost 20 years and Kim's life is unrecognizable. Adopted by a young New Orleans couple, she spends her youth as one of only two Asian children in her entire community. At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses in Provence and Paris, and stepmother to his eight year-old daughter.
Kim takes readers on a lyrical journey from Korea to New Orleans to Paris and Provence, along the way serving forth her favorite recipes. A love story at heart, this memoir is about the search for identity and a book that will appeal to anyone who is passionate about love, food, travel, and the ultimate search for self.
Title: Trail of Crumbs Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home
Publisher: New York, Grand Central Publishing: 2008
ISBN Number: 0446579769
ISBN Number 13: 9780446579766
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000339
Keywords: Collectible - Like New; Signed,