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The Catastrophe free pdf The Age of Excess has been good to Christopher Hare. One of the world's top food writers, he has travelled to the best restaurants in the most exotic locations, with the chic dining companion known to readers of his lavish books as The Glace. But, in the new mood of austerity ushered in by the credit crunch, will the world still be interested in what he thinks of Robuchon's caramelised quail? Certainly Christopher's editor isn't. Christopher's moment of truth catches up with him in the corrupt space between the violent Lebanese civil war of 1975-90 and the luxurious bolt-holes of the Riviera. One evening, almost at the bottom of his over-the-hill slope, he is investigating the budget options in a mediocre restaurant in off-season Nice. These days he is no longer accompanied by The Glace, aka Mary Pepper, who has found international fame and fortune as an art photographer of pornographically eroticised foodstuffs. In the restaurant, Christopher witnesses an assassination. Impulsively, he throws himself into the action, and becomes the almost-willing victim of a political kidnapping. What will be Christopher's fate? Will his ex-wife 'The Glace' come to his rescue? Will the harshly beautiful Palestinian paediatrician Hawwa Habash soften towards her accidental prisoner? Suffused with culinary delights and political menace, The Catastrophe is a novel which speaks urgently to our rapidly changing times.

About Ian Wedde

Ian Wedde is the award-winning author of six novels, a dozen collections of poetry, and two collections of essays. His novels include Dick Seddon's Great Dive, Symmes Hole, and The Viewing Platform.

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Author : Ian Wedde
Publisher : Victoria University Press
Data Published : 05 August 2011
ISBN : 0864736479
EAN : 9780864736475
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 191 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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