In The Kitchen (Paperback)

Monica Ali


At the once-splendid Imperial Hotel, chef Gabriel Lightfoot is trying to run a tight kitchen. But his integrity and his sanity are under constant challenge from an exuberantly multinational staff, a gimlet-eyed hotel management, and business partners with whom he is planning a new venture. Despite the pressure, his hard work looks set to pay off. Until the discovery of a porter's dead body in the kitchen appears to tip the scales. It is a small death, a lonely death - but it is enough to disturb the tenuous balance of Gabe's life. "In The Kitchen" is Monica Ali's stunning follow up to "Brick Lane". It is both the portrait of a man pushed to the edge, and a wry and telling look into the melting pot which is our contemporary existence. It confirms Monica Ali not only as a great modern storyteller but also an acute observer of the dramas of modern life.

Product Details

  • Product code: AAANU
  • ISBN: 9780552774864
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.3cm
  • Pages: 560
  • Publish date: Thu May 27 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 9


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