Sustenance by Elizabeth Wassell

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Who is Lily Murphy? She has platinum-blonde hair but dark eyes; she was born in New York to the daughter of a ballet dancer, but educated in England, and now she is a restaurant critic in Dublin. In Sustenance, we journey into Lily's world of sumptuous meals, but also into her troubled past, where the dinner table was heavy with menace. And we meet Nicholas Savage, the brilliant chef with whom she falls in love, but who, like Lily, harbours a dark secret. In scenes from Dublin to Belfast, Paris to Nice, and London to New York, Lily's world of restaurants, and her milieu of eccentric friends, lovers and the occasional enemy, is vividly portrayed. This is a mouth-watering novel, full of passion, pathos and startling descriptions of food, while also exploring the mysterious realms of the heart and mind. ""A delicate exploration of the relationships between food and culture, men and women, children and their parents, and Europe and American. Like a fine dining experience, this story can be savored in small bites and enjoyed for its subtlety.""-Publishers Weekly

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Published April 15, 2013 by Liberties Press. 242 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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when any one group of us is singled out for harm, we're all of us in danger.' Nicholas's tribal affiliations come with a heavy undertow of guilt, as do Lily's.

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