EDIBLE STORIES by Mark Kurlansky

Most readers would consider this a book of short stories. But the title sports a subhead that reads, “A Novel in Sixteen Parts.” So, for the sake of the book’s integrity, we’ll call it a novel. (It’s a book of short stories, though.)

The 16 stories gathered together here in EDIBLE STORIES are organized around some form of food and/or eating theme, but it’s never heavy-handed or in-your-face. Kurlansky uses food as a way into the story, not as the thing he wants to explore. Food creates a kind of bond around which the characters interact; it’s natural and normal – until it’s crazy.

December 8, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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