The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

by Aimee Bender | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099538261 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingYdam21wing of Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on 3/19/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingYdam21wing from Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Sunday, March 19, 2017
Rose can taste emotions in the food people cook. But what does her brother do ? Intriguing story...

Journal Entry 2 by wingYdam21wing at Restaurant Vapiano in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (4/4/2017 UTC) at Restaurant Vapiano in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland

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... libéré lors de la rencontre mensuelle. Sera transmis à Over-the-moon.

Ce livre a fait une "étape" chez moi. Son voyage continue entre vos mains
Bonne lecture !

Journal Entry 3 by over-the-moon at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Wednesday, April 05, 2017
onto the pile it goes...

Journal Entry 4 by over-the-moon at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Saturday, April 08, 2017
A seemingly ordinary Los Angeles family - father, mother, son Joseph and daughter Rose. On the eve of her 9th birthday, Rose eats a slice of lemon cake baked by her mother and tastes sadness in it - henceforth she realises that she can taste the emotions in everything: rage, fear, weariness, adultery... which becomes so disturbing that at one point she wants her mouth removed. She finds a solution by eating factory foods like Oreos and crisps, that have no human emotions. We follow Rose through her school years and first jobs, till she finds something that fits her special abilities. But ever present, even as a shadowy, mysterious background figure, is her frighteningly clever, older brother Joseph, who rarely leaves his room, but who seems to be morphing into a chair...

Surprising, poignant, and a little surreal, though something left me wanting...

A sentence took me aback: "The two (restaurant) owners hailed from France, from Lyon, before the city had boomed into a culinary sibling of Paris." What on earth does that mean? There is no "Parisian" cuisine. Lyon is France's gastronomical capital - but the restaurant serves dishes from Burgundy and Lorraine, no mention of anything Lyonnais. Not properly researched.

Journal Entry 5 by over-the-moon at Restaurant Vapiano in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (5/2/2017 UTC) at Restaurant Vapiano in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland

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