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The Dishwasher (Biblioasis International Translation) (Paperback)

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By Stéphane Larue, Pablo Strauss (Translator)
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A simple story of a want-to-be-artist that has to come to terms with the reality of his vices and get out of his own way. The pacing and phrasing of this novel is in beautiful contrast to the raw story told. The sense of place is unforgettable. From the behind the scenes look of working in a restaurant to the weight of addiction, I devoured every page as I found myself hopeful for the underdog in this brilliant debut.
 

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WINNER OF THE AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD - NOMINATED FOR CANADA READS - A NEW YORK TIMES NEW & NOTEWORTHY BOOK - A NOW MAGAZINE BEST BOOK TO READ FOR SUMMER 2019 - As heard on CBC's The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

It's October in Montreal, 2002, and winter is coming on fast. Past due on his first freelance gig and ensnared in lies to his family and friends, a graphic design student with a gambling addiction goes after the first job that promises a paycheck: dishwasher at the sophisticated La Trattoria. Though he feels out of place in the posh dining room, warned by the manager not to enter through the front and coolly assessed by the waitstaff in their tailored shirts, nothing could have prepared him for the tension and noise of the kitchen, or the dishpit's clamor and steam. Thrust on his first night into a roiling cast of characters all moving with the whirlwind speed of the evening rush, it's not long before he finds himself in over his head once again. A vivid, magnificent debut, with a soundtrack by Iron Maiden, The Dishwasher plunges us into a world in which everyone depends on each other--for better and for worse.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771962698
ISBN-10: 1771962690
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: August 20th, 2019
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation