Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Beim Lesen des Newsletters von Random House wurde ich auf ein interessant klingendes Buch mit einem genialen Titel aufmerksam: "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" von Aimee Bender. Zum Inhalt: "On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose".
Von Bender besitze ich bereits den schrägen, empfehlenswerten Geschichtenband "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt", wo es in einem Text darum geht, dass "A grief-stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library".

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